So apparently I now write Python.
In a flustered, last-minute, push to get the Fire Eagle Python API
binding ready to ship, I had to switch it to
use HTTPS (and point to
Given that I’m relatively new to Python, it took a moment to realise I
had simply to switch from
httplib.HTTPSConnection. This would have all been fine, save one
issue: apparently, the otherwise wonderful MacPorts doesn’t appear
to link OpenSSL in Python by default (which, naturally, is a
requirement for HTTPS).
Without OpenSSL linked, trying to use
HTTPSConnection (or, one would
imagine, any SSL-related task) results in an error akin to
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'ssl'.
To rectify this is, actually, very simple: run
sudo port install
py25-socket-ssl in the Terminal (assuming you’re using Python 2.5:
other versions of Python will require different ports).