Python 2.2.1, Solaris 8, gcc compile question

Hennie Rautenbach hennie at
Tue Oct 22 14:41:31 CEST 2002

Hi there folks,

Sure this is a faq but haven't been able to find the answer.

I'm configuring and compiling the Python-2.2.1 distribution on a Sun Sparc 
running Solaris 8 using the gcc compiler (3.0.3). 

It configures and compiles fine. However when I install and run python and 
import a module I get the following error:

$ /usr/local/bin/python
Python 2.2.1 (#1, Oct 22 2002, 14:27:46)
[GCC 3.0.3] on sunos5
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import time
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
ImportError: /usr/local/bin/python: fatal: open 
No such file or directory

It has been pointed out to me that it relates to not having specified the 
LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable or not having used -G during compile time. I have 
very little experience in the use of LD_LUIBRARY_PATH and its associated 

My question is, what parameters should I pass to configure to get it to 
create the proper Makefile that would compile a happy python which has all 
the proper libraries linked ?

Any help will be appreciated very much.


Hennie (clueless...)

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