pyhon 2.5.1 build fails

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Mon Jun 4 13:58:30 CEST 2007


I am getting an error while building python-2.5.1 on a freebsd 6.1 machine as a 
normal user

./configure --prefix=/home/me/mypython --enable-unicode=ucs2

seems to work fine, but make install fails whilst running

Compiling
/home/my/mypython/lib/python2.5/test/test_module.py ...
Compiling /home/me/mypython/lib/python2.5/test/test_multibytecodec.py ...
Sorry: UnicodeError: ("\\N escapes not supported (can't load unicodedata module)",)
Compiling /home/me/mypython/lib/python2.5/test/test_multibytecodec_support.py ...

I see there was a bug reported about this
http://www.mail-archive.com/python-bugs-list@python.org/msg09544.html

but I didn't really understand what the resolution was. I do not have any 
special PYTHONHOME or PYTHONPATH set. The install partially works and I have a 
running python without the unicodedata module. Looking in Modules I don't see 
any unicodedata.o so I guess it's not being built for some reason.
-- 
Robin Becker




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