building 2.4.1 on HPUX
richard.a.patterson at lmco.com
Wed Jun 29 00:27:37 CEST 2005
I'm trying to compile python 2.4.1, on HPUX10.20, with support for tk and
tcl 8.4 (installed in /opt/tk and /opt/tcl). I assume this means I need to
compile the tkinter module too..
I was getting make errors, saying it couldn't find tcl/tk libs or headers...
so I changed the setup.py script, hard coding library and include paths for
tcl/tk, but it still didn't build the _tkinter module. So next I modified
the Modules/Setup file, uncommenting, and changing compiler arguments to
point to the correct lib and include paths. At least it built this time...
so I ran make test, and got the following error for test_tcl:
TclError: Can't find a usable tk.tcl in the following directories:
/opt/tcl8.4.4/lib/tk8.4 <etc .... the rest of the dirs listed are in my
On my system, /opt/tk is a link to /opt/tk8.4.4, therefore, the tk.tcl file
is really in /opt/tk/lib/tk8.4/tk.tcl, but why didn't it look there?
I'm stumped. Did I really have to hack the setup.py and Setup files? Where
is it getting its paths from? Is my environment wrong, or do I need to
change some configure parameters? I'm hoping someone out there knows what
I'm doing wrong, or perhaps can point me in the right direction. Thanks
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