The error of building Python on HP UX

John Machin machin_john_888 at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 1 00:47:56 CEST 2001


"Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> wrote in message news:<mailman.996204469.11450.python-list at python.org>...
> [Guido]
> > (Couldn't resist. :-)
> >
> > It is indeed an error to attempt to build Python on HP UX.  (See the
> > endless laments in the SF bug database.)
> 
> [SteveN]
> > And yet HP makes it available:
> > http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/Languages/python-2.1/
> 
> They've made binaries available for some time, yet HP-UX users seem
> incapable of successfully compiling it themselves ("see the endless laments
> in the SF bug database" indeed).  So what's up with that platform?!  Would
> sure be nice if one of the folks at the HP Porting Centre filled us in --
> and if they need to patch the source to get it to compile, we'd be delighted
> to fold that into the core.
> 
> telepathy-challenged-ly y'rs  - tim

Possible solution: grab the source off the HPPC web-site. Then use
that wonderful utility called ndiff.py written by I've-forgotten-who.

Sorry, I couldn't resist, either :-)



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