Monthly Archives: February 2010

Cute silent failure building pycurl

I was trying to build and install pycurl, but it never actually installed properly. import pycurl just complained that the module was missing, and sure enough, I couldn’t find it anywhere, despite that ./ install kept succeeding.

Peeking into an rpm for pycurl verified that was missing. So why wasn’t it getting installed? It wasn’t even in the build directory. It turns out that I had missed the key error message in the jumble below:

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