readline support on openSuSE

Milos Prudek prudek at bvx.cz
Wed Oct 17 15:28:49 CEST 2007


This question concerns compilation of Python from sources. Specifically Python 
2.3.6.

On Kubuntu 7.04, ./configure outputs these lines about readline:
checking for rl_pre_input_hook in -lreadline... yes
checking for rl_completion_matches in -lreadline... yes

On openSuSE 10.3, ./configure outputs these lines about readline:
checking for rl_pre_input_hook in -lreadline... no
checking for rl_completion_matches in -lreadline... no

And, of course, line editing in Python shell is possible on Kubuntu and 
impossible on openSuSE.

I do have libreadline5 and readline-devel RPM installed on openSuSE. What else 
might I need to have readline support?

-- 
Milos Prudek



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