[Python-Dev] Can't compile _tkinter.c with Redhat 9 (post-SF#719880)

Anthony Baxter Anthony Baxter <anthony@interlink.com.au>
Mon, 14 Jul 2003 17:47:34 +1000

[only tangentially related to python-dev, but a followup to a previous
annoying problem]

I finally got annoyed enough by the Redhat 9 tcl/tk disaster to do
something about it. I grabbed the tcl/tk source for the version
installed in RH9 (the original source, not the one modified by redhat)
and rebuilt it, and made a couple of RPMs.


I have no idea at all about the state of unicode/UCS2/UCS4 in these
builds, it's just built with whatever tcl/tk 8.3.5 builds by default. I
only deal with 8 bit fonts, so I don't care enough about the state of
multi-byte fonts in tcl/tk to spend time on this. I _do_ care about 
having my exmh chew through 100 meg of memory on startup and then 
leaking memory like a sieve, however, and this version of the RPMs 
seem to fix this.

Python2.2-cvs and Python2.3-cvs seem to build fine against it.

Anthony Baxter     <anthony@interlink.com.au>   
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.