PIL - inflateInit?

Jason Long NOSPAMjason at NOSPAMstreetrodstuff.com
Sun May 14 08:44:49 EDT 2000

Yes, this was it.  Thanks for the help.

Fredrik Lundh <effbot at telia.com> wrote:
> Jason Long <NOSPAMjason at NOSPAMstreetrodstuff.com> wrote:
>> Hey all, need a little help with PIL.  I'm running a stock RH 6.1 system
>> and I just installed PIL with *almost* no problems.  If I fire up the
>> python prompt, I am able to import Image, but when I try to import
>> _imaging, I get the following:  
>> >>> import _imaging
>> Traceback (innermost last):
>>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
>> ImportError: /usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/PIL/_imaging.so: undefined
>> symbol: inflateInit_

> this probably means that PIL was configured with zlib support,
> but you (for some reason) failed to link with libz.

> figure out if/where libz is installed on your box, make sure there's
> an -L path in the Setup file that points to that directory, and re-
> build.

> if that doesn't help, let us know (either here, or better, on the
> image-sig mailing list).

> (that trailing underscore looks a bit strange, though.  it could also
> be some kind of zlib header/library mismatch?)

> </F>

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Jason Long
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