Bite of the Buildbugs!

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Sun Dec 10 16:52:42 UTC 2017

Ian Bruene via devel <devel at>:
> After reading over the discussion regarding the recent /issues/, I have come
> to a side: Revert Fred's fix and throughly document the import breakage.

Ugly, but simple.  I'd like to hear counterargument from Gary and Fred before
we make a final decision. Keep it succint, guys.

> Reasoning:
> The standard method means that on some systems the ntp module can't be seen
> by python without modifying PYTHONPATH.
> The fix results in ntp imports always working, but on those systems that
> would have had problems it randomly shunts files where they have no business
> being.
> The import error is entirely due to upstream problems.

Do you understand the problem well enough that you could specify an upstream fix?
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