building Python: up arrow broken on SuSE Linux 8.2

Peter Maas peter at somewhere.com
Wed Jan 26 11:22:06 CET 2005


Erik Johnson schrieb:
>     I am trying to upgrade my Python installation. After downloading
> sources and building Python 2.3.4, I am unable to use the command
> history editing feature in the interactive interpreter (where the
> up-arrow would previously give you the last command line to edit,
> it now just prints "^[[A".)

Do you have the GNU readline library installed and within Python's
reach (lib in LD_LIBRARY_PATH or in /etc/ld.so.conf with subsequent
call of ldconfig)?

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