compiling python with unix

RosalieM NOSPAM at
Sun Jun 6 16:48:05 CEST 2004

"Cameron Laird" <claird at> a écrit dans le message de
news:10c0un6nf57b4ce at
> In article <40c033e0$0$2277$afc38c87 at>,
> RosalieM <NOSPAM at> wrote:
> >I would like to understand what python needs to work on unix.
> >And to understand how i can make it smalest possible?
> >I dont understand at all setup.
> >
> >I searched in and in sources but it is not clear at all for
> >
> >Can python run with a posix C compiler and minix or something like that ?
> .
> .
> .
> There are probably simple answers to your questions.  It
> might take a bit of conversation before we understand each
> other's language.
> Most Unix host nowadays install with Python already present.
> Under MacOS and nearly all Linux distributions, for example,
> I can type at the command line, and receive responses:
>   # python
>   Python 2.3 (#1, Sep 13 2003, 00:49:11)
>   [GCC 3.3 20030304 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 1495)] on darwin
>   Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>   >>> 3 + 8.5
>   11.5
>   >>> print("Hello, world.")
>   Hello, world.
> Is that the sort of information you seek?  If you prefer,
> fr.comp.lang.python is also available as a Usenet newsgroup.
> -- 
> Cameron Laird <claird at>
> Business:

I used a lfs 4.0 to build my unix. But is is very fat. I can compile python
from there and play with "Hello World", but i dont uderstand how to choose
what i need and what i dont need to compile it and choose features that
python would be able to do.

For example, can i build python on a minix system?
Why socket module needs threads to compile ?

I search answers to this kind of questions.


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