[Image-SIG] Unsuccessful installation

Serban Udrea udrea@lxi005.gsi.de
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 15:12:37 +0100 (CET)

Dear Sirs,

I was unsuccessful in my atempt to install the Python Imaging Library 1.0
beta 1.

After unpacking the PIL distribution and building it '$ make check' worked
O.K. but I got the following message after '$ make -f Makefile.pre.in

/u/udrea/lib/python1.5/config/makesetup \
         -m Makefile.pre -c /u/udrea/lib/python1.5/config/config.c.in
Setup -n  /u/udrea/lib/python1.5/config/Setup
bad word libImaging/libImaging.a*noobjects* in _imaging _imaging.c
decode.c encode.c map.c display.c path.c     -IlibImaging
make[1]: *** [Makefile] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory
make: *** [boot] Error 2

(There was also something before, but I think that the error is announced

I have to mention the following:

1. My Python/Extensions directory is /u/udrea/Python-1.5.1/Extensions
(This directory didn't exist when I unpacked the Python distribution, I
created it)

2. The Python binary is in /u/udrea/bin and is called python1.5

3. Other Python related files are in /u/udrea/lib/python1.5 and

4. I made the following changes in Makefile.pre.in:
   'installdir= /usr/local' changed to 'installdir= /u/udrea'
   'TARGET= python' changed to 'TARGET= python1.5'
   'PYTHON= python' changed to 'PYTHON= python1.5'
   'prefix= /usr/local' changed to 'prefix= /u/udrea'

5. I was unable to figure out what the following in the
Makefile.pre.in realy means:
   # These two variables can be set in Setup to merge extensions.
   # See example[23]

Where is 'example[23]' ? What are these variables controlling ?
Do I have to give them special values to be able to install the library ?
If so, what are these values ?

6. I am working on a Linux-machine with a Debian distribution, kernel
2.0.36. The system administrator is not my friend.

Best regards,

Serban Udrea