expat not found...?

Pierre Fortin pfortin at pfortin.com
Thu Jun 7 21:39:05 CEST 2001


Compiled 2.1 on Linux Mandrake 7.2 system (incl expat)...

...
gcc -fPIC -g -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -I. -I./Include -DHAVE_CONFIG_H 
-I/usr/local/src/Python/expat/xmlparse -c ./Modules/pyexpat.c -o
Modules/pyexpat.o
gcc -shared  Modules/pyexpat.o  -L/usr/local/src/Python/expat -lexpat  -o
Modules/pyexpat.so
...

Yet, when I run a sample script (from
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/l-pxml.html?open&l=912,t=grx,p=xpyth)...

xmlsaxtest.py:
  "Simple SAX example, updated for Python 2.0+"
  import string
  import xml.sax
  from xml.sax.handler import *

  class QuotationHandler(ContentHandler):
  ...

it won't even get past the imports...

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "xmlsaxtest.py", line 3, in ?
    import xml.sax
  File "xml.py", line 1, in ?
    import _xmlplus.parsers.expat
ImportError: No module named _xmlplus.parsers.expat

Probably missing something obvious/subtle; but...  

There is no README file in the expat distribution; though I imagine it needs to
be installed somewhere...  if so, what goes where precisely...?

Thanks,
Pierre

PS: here are the files I have in expat:
# ll -R | grep -v \\.[hco] | grep -v \/$
.:
total 154
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin      1190 May  9  2000 Makefile
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin      1398 Aug 17  2000 expat.dsw
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin    141176 Jun  2 10:26 libexpat.a
 
./bin:
total 183
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin     53248 May 21  2000 xmlparse.dll
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin     81920 May 12  2000 xmltok.dll
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin     49152 May 21  2000 xmlwf.exe
 
./gennmtab:
total 30
-rwxr-xr-x    1 pfortin  pfortin     15594 Jun  2 00:52 gennmtab*
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin      3718 Oct 22  1998 gennmtab.dsp
 
./lib:
total 42
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin     29496 May 21  2000 xmlparse.lib
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin     12042 May 12  2000 xmltok.lib
 
./sample:
total 3
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin       245 Jun 21  1998 build.bat
 
./xmlparse:
total 308
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin    141176 Jun  2 00:52 libexpat.a
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin      7056 May 12  2000 xmlparse.dsp
 
./xmltok:
total 256
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin      5909 Aug 17  2000 xmltok.dsp
 
./xmlwf:
total 190
-rwxr-xr-x    1 pfortin  pfortin    126852 Jun  2 00:52 xmlwf*
-rw-r--r--    1 pfortin  pfortin      4554 May 12  2000 xmlwf.dsp



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