vi editing mode does not work: Python install ok

pudugramam.s.narayanan at pudugramam.s.narayanan at
Fri Apr 20 21:49:10 CEST 2007

Could someone kindly give me an answer to this:

I have installed Python 2.5 on my linux box 2.4.9-e.35enterprise that has version 4.2.  During configure, I got the message
checking for readline in -lreadline... no
checking for rl_callback_handler_install in -lreadline... no
checking for rl_pre_input_hook in -lreadline... no
checking for rl_completion_matches in -lreadline... no

So I then updated Modules/Setup to include readline
readline: readline.c -L/usr/lib -lreadline -ltermcap.

Python got installed correctly as per the logs.  I then modified 
~/.inputrc with
set editing-mode vi

Now when I run the interpreter, I am not able to perform "vi" style 
editing.  How come???


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