On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 09:29:44AM -0500, Guido van Rossum wrote:
Yes, the *final* release of Python 2.1 is now available. Thanks again
I've updated my set of RPMs against 2.1. I've similarly upgraded my 2.1 beta announcement to 2.1 final, and am including it below. Changes in this version are:
Upgrade to 2.1 final. Binary and package name is "python2" by default. Comment out the first (non-comment) line of the .spec file to build "python". Fixes the path to python2 in pydoc based on the above. Uses "--with-pymalloc" when configuring. Included Tony Seward's patch to fix the expat module's header path. Split out devel and tkinter packages.
Enjoy, Sean ====================== Shy of RPMs because of library or other dependancy problems with most of the RPMs you pick up? The cure, in my experience is to pick up an SRPM. All you need to do to build a binary package tailored to your system is run "rpm --rebuild <packagename>.src.rpm".
The Source RPM and binaries for RedHat and KRUD 7.0 are at:
You'll also need the following to build the SRPMSs:
(Note, KRUD is our RedHat-based distribution with all errata applied. Binaries should work on a stock RedHat 7.0 system, particularly if you have the errata applied).
Again, this one builds the executable as "python2", and can be installed along-side your normal Python on the system. Want to check out a great new feature? Type "pydoc string" or "pydoc -g" from your shell.
Download the SRPM from above, and most users can install a binary built against exactly the set of packages on their system by doing:
rpm --rebuild expat-1.1-3tummy.src.rpm rpm -i /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/expat*-1.1-3tummy.i386.rpm rpm --rebuild python-2.1b2-1tummy.src.rpm rpm -i /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/python*2.1b1-1tummy.i386.rpm