[Python-Dev] Is this a bug or a feature?

Oleg Broytman phd at phdru.name
Thu Feb 16 16:46:43 EST 2017


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On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 02:33:19PM -0600, Patrick Wallinger <the.hiker at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm brand new to python and was trying to install the newest version
> (3.6.0) on my ubuntu 16.04.1 but couldn't get it to build error free. I
> tried searching the bugs but didn't see a match for what I am seeing.
> Thanks for any help,
> Patrick
> Here is the report:
> patrick at ubuntu-MacBook:~/Programs/Python-3.6.0$ ./python -m test -v
> test_venv
> zipimport.ZipImportError: can't decompress data; zlib not available

   Seems yoy don't have zlib or haven't had zlib headers when you
compiled python. Install zlib and zlib-dev packages and recompile

     Oleg Broytman            http://phdru.name/            phd at phdru.name
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