error on building 2.6.1. (_ctypes)

Bernard Rankin berankin99 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 30 19:52:07 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.
> > 
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > /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)
> 
> Mmm... my 2.6.1 source show different line numbers, maybe you should check it's 
> the right file?
> 

Wow, good catch.

I just re-downloaded the archive and it works fine.   

I know for certain that I did no editing to the files, and even tried expanding the original tar.gz a couple of times.   

There must be a corrupted package somewhere among the official Python mirrors.  (Sadly, I overwrote the old tar.gz file when I got the new one.)


      




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