error in Python 2.0 dist?

Andrew Dalke dalke at
Wed Nov 8 10:17:05 CET 2000

D-Man wrote:
>I downloaded the SRPM from  When I tried building I got
>the following:
>./Include/pyport.h:390:2: #error "LONG_BIT definition appears wrong for
>platform (bad gcc config?)."
>Any thoughts?

Maybe you have a bad gcc config?

Search the newsgroup for LONG_BIT and you'll see
which says to see:[ST_rn=ps]/getdoc.xp?AN=679451034&fmt=text

As I understand it, Red Hat 7.0 shipped with bad versions of gcc/glibc.

                    dalke at

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