[Python-Dev] readline compilarion fails on OSX

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Feb 21 04:18:24 CET 2006

Thanks! That worked.

But shouldn't we try to fix setup.py to detect this situation instead
of making loud clattering noises?


On 2/20/06, Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
> On Feb 20, 2006, at 6:48 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > On OSX (10.4.4) the readline module in the svn HEAD fails compilation
> > as follows. This is particularly strange since the buildbot is green
> > for OSX... What could be up with this?
> >
> > building 'readline' extension
> -lots of build junk-
> In Apple's quest to make our lives harder, they installed BSD libedit
> and symlinked it to readline.  Python doesn't like that.  The
> buildbot might have a real readline installation, or maybe the
> buildbot is skipping those tests.
> You'll need to install a real libreadline if you want it to work.
> I've also put together a little tarball that'll build readline.so
> statically, and there's pre-built eggs for OS X so the easy_install
> should be quick:
> http://python.org/pypi/readline
> -bob

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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