"Brett C." bac@OCF.Berkeley.EDU writes:
Right. I was wondering if there are any checks in configure.in that if something was not available that Python itself would not compile *at all*. I would suspect not since that is what the ANSI C/POSIX coding requirement is supposed to handle, right?
Mostly. There are several conditions under which configure would abort; search for exit. One case is that you try to run it on a not-longer-supported system.