[Python-Dev] HP-UX clean-up

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Jan 6 18:21:44 EST 2004

> Cameron Laird wrote:
> > ?  You might have to go through some of this slowly for me.
> > I'm stumbling over the "It will still continue trying to 
> > build the other extension modules" part.  I did "make; make
> > install", and no one ever tried to compile Modules/_tkinter.c
> > (for example); what am I missing?

> After setup.py fails to build one extension module, it *should*
> continue with the next one. Are you sure _tkinter.sl was not
> build???

setup.py skips some modules if the required .h files cannot be found.
If you never installed Tcl/Tk, it will skip _tkinter.c silently.

For curses, if it can find ncurses.h, it will assume that it can build
the curses module.  It could be that the ncurses.h found doesn't
actually work with _cursesmodule.c; or it could be that the C
compiler's search finds a different header file than what setup.py
finds (a native C compiler typically has more platform knowledge than

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