compiling python 2.3.4 with command line editing

enjoylife_95135 enjoylife_95135 at
Sun Aug 15 20:06:46 CEST 2004

Got it. As it turned out, I needed the readline-dev package *and* the
termcap-dev package. But command-line history works now, and I am warm
and happy.


"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at> wrote in message news:<411f37bf$0$13058$9b622d9e at>...
> enjoylife_95135 wrote:
> >    I need to upgrade, so I downloaded and compiled Python 2.3.4. Very
> > cool, spiffy etc, but the interpreter doesn't allow for command line
> > editing, i.e. I can't type <ctrl-P> and go to the previous command.
> > 
> >     How do I enable that?
> Make sure the readline module is built. For that, you need to install
> the readline header files, which are probably in the readline-dev
> package.
> Regards,
> Martin

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