The error of building Python on HP UX

SteveN smnordby at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 28 03:26:19 CEST 2001


Paul Boddie wrote:
> 
> SteveN <smnordby at yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<3B60BC42.8C790BCE at yahoo.com>...
> > Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > >
> > > (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.)
> >
> > And yet HP makes it available:
> > http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/Languages/python-2.1/
> 
> It's a fearsome experience to run Python on HP-UX too - see the
> screenshot they provide. ;-)

Looks more like Python hanging :)
I fear the screenshot may be more pleasant than the build.  I've been
tempted to build on HPUX at work but I chickened out because our HPUX
network hosts the mission critical stuff.

-SteveN-



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