Python 2.0 and wxPython 2.0

Doug Farrell writeson at
Tue Jun 19 23:30:15 EDT 2001


Thanks for your help, I created the symbolic link to the directory you
mention and wxPython took off! This will be a big help to me as I'm trying
to win people over at work to make Python (and wxPython) our scripting
language at work on the Sun machines we use there. I'll probably be posting
here again looking for help getting Python and wxPython to compile in that
environment. <g>

Again, thank you very much, for the help and for wxPython!

"Robin Dunn" <robin at> wrote in message
news:nIxX6.475$%2J.19005461 at
> "Doug Farrell" <writeson at> wrote in message
> news:C%fX6.14660$Kq4.1461586 at
> > Hi all, I have Mandrake 8.0 installed on my system and I'm a little
> > confused. I went to try and install wxPython (which I downloaded from
> > website) and the system tells me it's already installed, which is great!
> > However, I downloaded the demo and I can't seem to run any thing there.
> Does
> > anyone know what's going on and how I might fix this? I'm a relative
> > newbie... <g>
> The RPMs for wxPython were built on a system in which Python 2.0 was
> installed under /usr/local.  IIRC, the Python 2.0 packages that are
> available for Mandrake 8.0 install under /usr, so wxPython ends up being
> installed in a place that Python is not looking.
> There are a few possible solutions for you.
> 1. Set an environment varaibale named PYTHONPATH to
> /usr/local/lib/python2.0/site-packages
> 2. Move or link /usr/local/lib/python2.0/site-packages/wxPython to
> /usr/lib/python2.0/site-packages/wxPython
> 3. Get the wxPython source RPM and rebuild it on your system.  It will use
> your installed Python as part of the build process and will then get the
> paths right.  If you do this you'll also need the wxGTK-devel RPM
> --
> Robin Dunn
> Software Craftsman
> robin at       Java give you jitters?
>      Relax with wxPython!

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