error on building 2.6.1. (_ctypes)
berankin99 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 30 01:19:18 CET 2009
I am trying to build python 2.6 on a machine (web server) that I do not have root access to. (has 2.4 installed)
Python 2.5 builds fine, but I am getting an error when I run "make" for 2.6.1.
Here is the command line I am using:
../configure -prefix=/home/username/local-python/ --enable-unicode=ucs4
(I don't know exactly what the ucs4 thing is for, but all the HOWTOs I saw say to use it. Is it good practice? Anyway, i get the same error either way.)
Here is what the existing python reports itself as:
Python 2.4.3 (#1, Jul 29 2007, 14:09:31)
[GCC 3.4.6 20060404 (Red Hat 3.4.6-8)] on linux2
Here is the error after I run "make":
/home/username/local-src/Python-2.6.1/Modules/_ctypes/_ctypes.c:3941: error: syntax error before '*' token
/home/username/local-src/Python-2.6.1/Modules/_ctypes/_ctypes.c:3942: warning: function declaration isn't a prototype
/home/username/local-src/Python-2.6.1/Modules/_ctypes/_ctypes.c: In function `CFuncPtr_nonzero':
/home/username/local-src/Python-2.6.1/Modules/_ctypes/_ctypes.c:3943: error: `self' undeclared (first use in this function)
Failed to find the necessary bits to build these modules:
_tkinter bsddb185 sunaudiodev
To find the necessary bits, look in setup.py in detect_modules() for the module's name.
Failed to build these modules:
I am guessing that I don't need tkinter or sunaudiodev, but what about the others?
What's the fix for this sort of thing? I do see via google some other folks are having the same issue, but I could find a solution.
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