Why Won't This Work?

Thomas Wouters thomas at xs4all.net
Sat Dec 23 18:43:57 CET 2000

On Sat, Dec 23, 2000 at 06:31:38AM -0800, Ben Ocean wrote:

> Because I'm building Zope, I'm trying to install Python-1.5.2. I've
> successfully run:
> ./configure --with-thread
> make
> and everything appears to be in order. But when I type
> python
> at a command prompt, I get a bash error. What have I not done?

That's because the current directory ('.') isn't in your PATH. Try typing
'./python' instead. Note that the best way to test your python binary is
'make test' -- it'll catch practically everything you can try to catch
yourself, and a lot more to boot.

Thomas Wouters <thomas at xs4all.net>

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