Setup readline by default? (was Re: Interactive problems with Python 1.6)

Huaiyu Zhu hzhu at
Wed Sep 20 22:46:40 CEST 2000

On Wed, 20 Sep 2000 13:18:23 GMT, Dave Lambert <dlambert at> wrote:
>For others. The solution is to uncomment the following line in the
>Modules/Setup file:
>readline readline.c -lreadline -ltermcap

Is there a reason that readline is not on by default?  Most people would
want it if it's on the system.  Can't the ./configure figure it out whenever
it's available on a host? 

Is it the GPL compatibility issue again?  If it's not compatible for doing
it automatically , how would the user doing it by hand make it compatible?


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