[AG-TECH] AG2.1.2 Certificate Manager with python2.3

Robert Olson olson at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Jan 22 23:57:57 CST 2004

> Thanks Bob, that seems to have fixed it; I managed to send a certificate
> request from a machine using python2.3 without seg faulting.

Very cool.

> It also seems to have fixed the problem of the VenueManagement tool
> often (mostly) crashing while modifying a Venue, unless RH7.3 was being
> used as OS. I've made a few changes to our AG2 venue without any
> problems.
> FYI, (and in answer to your earlier email), this distribution is
> Slackware 9.1, which uses openssl-0.9.7c-i486-2 and python-2.3.1-i486-1.
> Its interesting how the python version (2.2 vs 2.3) triggered the
> problem without being involved in the fix.

The crash was occurring when a return code wasn't being checked from one 
of the SSL calls, and a function call thru a null pointer was attempted. 
I'm guessing there was a difference in memory layout that made it fatal on 
the one, or something of that ilk.

Glad it's working for you.


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