Installation Problem

Marshall Dudley mdudley at king-cart.com
Mon Jun 5 20:23:28 CEST 2006


Fredrik Lundh wrote:

> Marshall Dudley wrote:
>
> > That is what I did originally, downloaded the latest version from the main
> > python site.  I compiled by the README file instructions, and I compiled by the
> > instructions on the python url which are different, but both gave identical
> > results, compiles fine, runs fine from the directory I compiled in, but will
> > error out when I move the executible code to and run it from the /usr/local/bin
> > or the /usr/local directory.
>
> deep sigh.  alright, one more attempt:
>
> DO NOT copy any binaries yourself, DO NOT use any bogus FreeBSD source
> distribution, DO NOT download 2.2.2 if you need Python 2.3 or newer, DO
> NOT type random commands into the shell when logged in as root.  etc.
>
> just follow these instructions:
>
> 1) go fetch a the latest source code kit from python.org.  I recommend
> getting Python-2.4.3.tgz:
>
>     $ wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4.3/Python-2.4.3.tgz

OK, did that again.

>
>
> 2) unpack the file to a local temporary directory
>
>     $ tar xvfz Python-2.4.3.tar.gz
>     $ cd Python-2.4.3

did that again.

>
> 3) in that directory, type the following commands:
>
>     $ ./configure
>     $ make
>     $ ./python
>

OK, did that, got:

Python 2.4.3 (#2, Jun  5 2006, 11:15:03)
[GCC 2.95.4 20020320 [FreeBSD]] on freebsd4
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>

>
> 4) verify that the ./python command prints the following:
>
>     Python 2.4.3 [followed by some number, and today's date]
>     Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" ...
>     >>>
>
> 5) press control-D to leave the interpreter

Ok, did that.

>
>
> 6) login as root, and type
>
>     # make install

OK, did that again.

>
> (or use sudo, or whatever mechanism you usually do to run a command as root)
>
> 7) log out from root.  that's it.  python is now installed as
> "/usr/local/bin/python", *and* as "/usr/local/bin/python2.4".  support
> libraries and other files are installed under /usr/local/lib/python2.4
> and /usr/local/include/python2.4.
>
> </F>

OK, that is exactly what I had done previously, but this time there IS a copy of
python in the /usr/local/bin directory, and this time it DOES work.  Don't know why
the previous times it put in the  /usr/local/bin/pydoc, /usr/local/bin/idle and
/usr/local/bin/smtpd.py files, but not the python executable one.

Thanks,

Marshall

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