Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve wrote:
> We are developing a Python-based (www.python.org) application for
> IRIX. Until now the Python IRIX port was fully supported, but the last
> two beta releases of Python (2.3b1 and 2.3b2) make me increasingly
> worried because the crucial socket module (TCP/IP sockets) fails to
> build. A while ago I've filed a bug report, but the Python developers
> appear to be stuck:
>
> https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?fun...70&atid=105470
>

Brent's suggestion is that those beta releases can't cope well with systems
that partially define IP v6 stuff may be right on the mark. Does it build using
6.5.20? Does it build using a machine with a very old 6.5.x maintenance release?