More than one python in a linux

David M. Cooke cookedm+news at
Thu Jan 15 18:05:33 CET 2004

At some point, Zunbeltz Izaola <zunbeltz at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've build and installed  python 2.2 and python2.3 in a linux box.
> Now i want to install some packages (Numeric, wxPython and
> scipy). I've install Numeric and wxPython for python2.3 without
> problem (python2.3 install ... and so on). But when I try 
> python2.2 install
> I get the following error (for wxpython)
> running build_py
> copying wxPython/ -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.2/wxPython
> running build_ext
> error: invalid Python installation: unable to open
> /usr/lib/python2.2/config/Makefile (No such file or directory)

You probably don't have the development package for python2.2
installed (python2.2-dev or python2.2-devel or something).

|David M. Cooke

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