interactive mode, history
s713221 at student.gu.edu.au
Sun Jul 22 08:25:54 EDT 2001
Stefan Heimann wrote:
> I have a problems with arrow keys in interactive mode. When I hit the
> up-arrow, I get ^[[A, the left-arrow produces ^[[D and so on.
> This problem occurs NOT with python 1.5 but with python 2.0 and 2.1.
> I have debian woody installed here and it doesn't matter if I invoke
> python on the console or in a xterm. I alsoe tried wterm,
> gnome-terminal and konsole from kde. With all I get the same results.
> Can anyone help
> Thanks stefan
If you built python 2.0 and 2.1 yourself, and the system didn't have the
development libraries for readlines present while you build, (On
Mandrake this would be readline-devel.*.rpm) python won't build with
readlines support. Install the readlines development libraries and
rebuild your executables. (Now try guess how I found THAT one out!
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