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

Patrick Wallinger the.hiker at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 22:09:34 EST 2017


After installing a fresh zlib package from here:
I was able to build and install Python-3.6.0
seems to me if the zlib module sent out with the 3.6.0 release package
doesn't build (which it doesn't) then that's a bug.

thanks for your time,

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 3:46 PM, Oleg Broytman <phd at phdru.name> wrote:

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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
> [skip]
> > 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
> python.
> Oleg.
> --
>      Oleg Broytman            http://phdru.name/            phd at phdru.name
>            Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.
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