[Numpy-discussion] Numpy depends on OpenSSL ???

Mark Sienkiewicz sienkiew@stsci....
Wed Sep 23 10:52:30 CDT 2009


I have discovered the hard way that numpy depends on openssl.

I am building a 64 bit python environment for the macintosh.  I 
currently do not have a 64 bit openssl library installed, so the python 
interpreter does not have hashlib.  (hashlib gets its md5 function from 
the openssl library.)

The problem is in numpy/core/code_generators/genapi.py, where it appears 
to be trying to make an md5 hash of the declarations of some of the C 
functions.

What is this hash used for?  Is there a particular reason that it needs 
to be cryptographically strong?

Mark S.



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