Compiling python 2.2 with history command line support

Chris Reay mrchameleon at
Tue Jan 8 15:38:56 CET 2002

> I compiled python 2.2 on a debian 2.2 (too) with the curses support but the
> command line mode has no advanced edition support (history...)
> What did I miss ?

You need to download the libreadline (and libreadline_dev?) packages.
apt-get install or dselect; you know the drill. Then rebuild python,
of course.



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