Python installation challenge

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Wed Apr 29 19:56:46 CEST 2009


    Evan> ...  've tried to install from source, and I've tried to install
    Evan> with apt-get, but no matter which method I use, my installation is
    Evan> crippled.  When I try to install Python 2.6.2 or 2.6.1, the
    Evan> installer warns me that it has failed to install zlib and
    Evan> binascii.

Do you have the zlib -dev package installed?  If not, you need it.  Dunno if
that will affect binascii installation.  Pick through the setup.py file
looking for binascii.  See what header files it's looking for.

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