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Trying to compile Python 3.5 on Linux Mint 19, getting compiler warnings and failing tests


On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 7:55 AM Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 2019-02-18, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hmm. From looking at your full log (THANK YOU for posting that, btw -
> > so many people don't), it looks like an issue with certificate
> > checking. Might be a bug in the test itself. Does the same thing
> > happen with a more recent Python build? It could be a weirdness with
> > specific versions of OpenSSL.
>
> If your app involves SSL and certificates, it's never going to work
> right anyway.  Even if it does, nobody will ever use it correctly.
> Even if they do, whoever created the certificates will have screwed
> them up.  Even if they didn't, they'll forget to renew/replace them
> before they expire.  Even if your app and certificates are OK, the app
> on the other end of the network connection won't work right.
>
> I'm only half joking...
>

No, I think you've accurately described internet security. With one omission:

Nobody knows that it isn't working correctly.

ChrisA