Syntax Errors on make install
skip at pobox.com
Sun Aug 5 18:36:38 CEST 2001
midnight> I downloaded the version 2.1.1 tarball. Configure, make and
midnight> test seemed to run smoothly, but make install gave some syntax
midnight> errors which scrolled off the screen before I could read them
midnight> properly. The interpreter works fine, as far as I can tell.
midnight> Should I be concerned about those syntax errors? My system is
midnight> Debian woody, kernel 2.2.18, libc6 2.1.3-18, gcc 2.95.2-13.
No, they are test cases that are supposed to contain SyntaxErrors. When
Python is installed, the Lib/test directory is also installed.
midnight> Incidentally, something on my system unzipped the tarball
midnight> without my knowledge, but left the filename unchanged
midnight> (Python-2.1.1.tgz). I downloaded the tarball in Mozilla
midnight> (M18-3) using HTTP, so I suppose Mozilla is the obvious
midnight> suspect. Any ideas?
Mozilla. Netscape has had this problem at one time or another as well.
Skip Montanaro (skip at pobox.com)
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