python interpreter on solaris 10

sam python.sam at
Mon Sep 25 19:20:54 CEST 2006

dear all,

having spent the last couple of weeks getting to grips with python on
windows, i am in the position of trying to make the transition to my
newly arrived ultra 20.

however, although there are plenty of files with idle somewhere in the
title, (which i assume is the interpreter) will not open, as
there is 'no installed viewer.' surely sun have not installed python
only for it to unusable? i may well be completely off base here, as
using unix is still very much a mystery to me.

i have tried /usr/sfw/lib/python at the command prompt. it worked
yesterday, but having now moved and restored the python2.3 file to its
original position, i find the same command prompt failing to work. have
i messed it up by moving it around?

my workstation remains a shiny box which does naught but hum
malevolently. is there hope?

thank you,


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