does not work on freeBSD but works on linux, and windows

Oliver Fromme olli at
Wed Jun 30 17:01:35 CEST 2004

John fabiani <jfabiani at> wrote:
 > Thanks for your reply.  Can freeBSD support python 2.3?

Yes, it's a standard package in FreeBSD 4.10.

 > And if it does 
 > how do I install it.

First you should remove your old version of python, in order
to avoid any potential pitfalls.  Use the pkg_delete command
for that purpose.

To install the precompiled binary package for FreeBSD 4.10,
perform this command as root:

   pkg_add -r python

If you prefer to fetch the source code and compile it your-
self, type these commands as root (provided that you have
installed the ports collection, which really is strongly

   cd /usr/ports/lang/python
   make install
   make clean

For more details on the pkg_add(1) command, please refer to
its manual page.  For more information on the FreeBSD ports
collection, please refer to the appropriate chapter in the

Best regards

Oliver Fromme, Konrad-Celtis-Str. 72, 81369 Munich, Germany

``All that we see or seem is just a dream within a dream.''
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