mdudley at king-cart.com
Sun Jun 4 19:31:12 CEST 2006
Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> Marshall Dudley wrote:
> > I am trying to install python, but am having problems. I did what the
> > README file said, and it created an executible code in the current
> > directory as it said it would when I typed "make".
> "make" doesn't install the interpreter by itself; you're supposed to use
> "make install" (or "make altinstall") to do that.
> just copying the interpreter binary around won't give you a complete
> > It seemed to say to copy the executable over to the /usr/local
> > directory, which I did.
> the README says:
> To start building right away (on UNIX): type "./configure" in the
> current directory and when it finishes, type "make". This creates an
> executable "./python"; to install in /usr/local, first do "su root"
> and then "make install".
Yes, that is what I did. Since I ended up with no executable in /usr/local,
or /usr/local/bin and it said " This creates an
executable "./python" (which it did); to install in /usr/local" I copied
the one it created over to /usr/local, then later /usr/local/bin
> the detailed installation section says:
> To install the Python binary, library modules, shared library modules
> (see below), include files, configuration files, and the manual page,
> just type
> make install
Yes, I typed "make install". But nothing gets put into /usr/local or
/usr/local/bin without me copying it over. And if I run python it in the
directory I unpacked it in, it works, but if I run the copy in /usr/local or
/usr/local/bin it does not.
I also tried the instuctions on their web site:
"python setup.py install"
But get the same result, but it copies and puts the following 3 files in the
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 96 May 31 07:50 idle
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 81 May 31 07:50 pydoc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 18017 May 31 07:50 smtpd.py
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