Compiling Python2.1.1 on FreeBSD3.5 Problem

Gerhard Häring gh_pythonlist at
Wed Oct 3 10:53:29 CEST 2001

On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 11:36:05AM +0200, Gerrie Roos wrote:
> Hi!
> Hope it's in order to ask such questions here...
> I downloaded Python-2.1.1.tgz, the latest sources I could find, unpacked
> the lot on a FreeBSD3.5 machine read all the compiling/installation
> stuff, etc...then I:
> - did 'make clobber' just to make sure...
> -  Removed '-ltermcap' from the 'readline' entry in Modules/Setup, as
> advised in the README. [...]

Any reason you don't use ./configure ; make ; make install ? This
normally is all that is necessary to install Python on Unix.

(Btw. the errors you got were in the curses module. You normally don't
need this module.)

Or: Python 2.1 is in the FreeBSD ports collection. Maybe even 2.1.1,
haven't checked for some time. I used that on FreeBSD 4.2. Perhaps
the port works on the older 3.5, too.

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