RPM for Python 1.5.2 ?

Amit Patel amitp at Xenon.Stanford.EDU
Mon Aug 23 21:03:03 CEST 1999


| > On Sun, Aug 08, 1999 at 10:12:49PM +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
| > > David Young wrote:
| > > >
| > > > Has anyone built an RPM for Python 1.5.2 ? I think it's sort of curious
| > > > that RedHat hasn't already. Anyway, I'm building my own package right now,
| > > > but I'm afraid I might be wasting my time....
| > >
| > > Try:
| > >
| > >       http://www.andrich.net/python/download.html


I had good luck with these RPMs on RH 6 except  when I tried
installing the Tkinter stuff:

  # rpm -Uvh python-_tkinter-1.5.2-2.i386.rpm 
  error: failed dependencies:
          blt >= 2.4c is needed by python-_tkinter-1.5.2-2
          libBLT.so.2 is needed by python-_tkinter-1.5.2-2

I don't know what blt is!  I did erase RH's tkinter package, but it
didn't help.  Do I need to install Tcl/Tk extensions to make it work
with Python?  :(  

For normal use I don't use Tkinter so it's not affecting me.  All I
wanted to do with Tkinter was to try out IDLE.. :) I'm quite happy
with Oliver's RPMs.. it's much more convenient than asking everyone at
work to compile Python 1.5.2 on their system. :)

     - Amit




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