On 28/07/2010 12:21, Vikas Mahajan wrote:
Hello to all......Today I was trying to install FreeCAD 0.10 from its source code. I am using RHEL5. I have firstly installed python2.6.5 from source and also tested it. Python is working fine. But when I try to compile FreeCAD 0.10, I got following configure error :

Hello Vikas,

This list is for the discussion of the development *of* Python, not developing *with* Python.

A more appropriate list to use would be the python-list (also known as comp.lang.python). Other Python lists are referenced here:


Having said that, it is common for Linux distributions to package the bits needed to compile Python separately from their distribution of Python itself (a horrible practise). You probably need to install the python-devel package using your package manager.

All the best,


#./configure --with-python-include=/usr/local/include/python2.6 --with-python-lib=/usr/local/lib/python2.6

checking for a Python interpreter with version >= 2.5... python
checking for python... /usr/local/bin/python
checking for python version... 2.6
checking for python platform... linux2
checking for python script directory... ${prefix}/lib/python2.6/site-packages
checking for python extension module directory... ${exec_prefix}/lib/python2.6/site-packages
checking Python.h usability... yes
checking Python.h presence... yes
checking for Python.h... yes
checking for libpython2.6... no
configure: error:
        **** Cannot find Python2.6 devel files. ****


I also searched internet for python-devel source code but was unable to find any such pacage. Please help me to resolve this python error.


Vikas Mahajan
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