It works! Was: Installing Python 3000

jim-on-linux inq1ltd at inqvista.com
Tue Nov 27 16:17:03 CET 2007


On Tuesday 27 November 2007 07:20, André wrote:
> On Nov 26, 9:59 pm, "André" <andre.robe... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > While I made some progress in trying to install Py3k from source
> > (for the first time), it has failed...
> >
> > Here are the steps I went through (not necessarily in that order
> > - except for those that matter).
> >
> > 1. After installing Leopard, install Xcode tools from the dvd -
> > even if you had done so with a previous version (they need to be
> > updated - trust me :-)
> >
> > 2. Download Python 3.0a1
> >
> > 3.  Unpack the archive.
> >
> > 4. Go to  /usr/local and make a directory "sudo mkdir py3k"  
> > (This is probably not needed, but that's what I did).
> >
> > 5. From the directory where the Python 3.0a1 was unpacked run
> > ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/py3k
> >
> > 6. run "make"
> >
> > This last step failed with the following error message:
> >
> > gcc -fno-strict-aliasing -Wno-long-double -no-cpp-precomp
> > -mno-fused- madd -DNDEBUG -g -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes  -I.
> > -I./Include   - DPy_BUILD_CORE  -c ./Modules/posixmodule.c -o
> > Modules/posixmodule.o ./Modules/posixmodule.c: In function
> > 'posix_setpgrp':
> > ./Modules/posixmodule.c:3769: error: too few arguments to
> > function 'setpgrp'
> > make: *** [Modules/posixmodule.o] Error 1
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> > André
>
> Following Martin v Löwis's suggestion, I looked at
>
>  http://bugs.python.org/issue1358
>
> and added the line
> #define	SETPGRP_HAVE_ARG
> by hand to pyconfig.h  (after it was created by configure).  Then
> 6. run  "make"
> 7. run "make test"  (one test failed; this step likely unnecessary)
> 8. sudo make altinstall
> 9. sudo ln /usr/local/bin/py3k/python3.0 /usr/bin/python3.0
>
> 10. type "python"
> 11. print("Hello world!")
> 12. Be happy!
>
> André, hoping this report might help some other newbie.



Bug fix excluded,

After unpacking the compressed version of Python, look for a file 
named "README".

Open "README" and look for Installing.  Make install and Make 
altinstall is explained.

I don't like to read instructions but in the long run, it saves time.

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