No more command history with cursor keys

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Fri Oct 1 11:12:52 CEST 2004

Chris <chrisNOSPAM at> wrote:

> Since I've installed (from sources) Python 2.3.4 on SuSE 8.2 the command
> history is not working anymore. When I press the cursor keys I get ^[[A or
> ^[[B ....
> I also tried to install IPython but the same problem is there.
> What's wrong?

You appear to be missing some parts of the 'readline' library --
probably the 'devel' half of it; or, if you have it installed, it's
somewhere the build process for Python and IPython can't find.


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