I am trying to compile python 2.6.2 on my Mac

Jessica Smith jessica.1980.smith at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 11:01:31 CEST 2009


Chris thanks!!

other members:

I read this:
  - http://chrismiles.livejournal.com/25648.html

I did this:
  - install mac ports
  - port install readline
  - vi  setup.py

    def detect_modules(self):
        # Ensure that /usr/local is always used
        add_dir_to_list(self.compiler.library_dirs, '/opt/local/lib')
        add_dir_to_list(self.compiler.include_dirs, '/opt/local/include')

  - configure --prefix=/pt/p
  - make
  - make install

I'm happy now!

JRS


On 7/26/09, Chris Rebert <clp2 at rebertia.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 1:12 AM, Jessica R
> Smith<jessica.1980.smith at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to compile Python 2.6.2 on my Mac which has os/x 10.5.7
>>
>> I downloaded python 2.6.2 from here:
>>  - http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.6.2/Python-2.6.2.tar.bz2
>>
>> I unpacked it.
>>
>> I ran these shell commands:
>>  - ./configure --prefix=/pt/p
>>  - make
>>
>> Near the end of the make output I see this message:
>>
>> . Failed to find the necessary bits to build these modules:
>> . _bsddb             gdbm               linuxaudiodev
>> . ossaudiodev        readline           spwd
>> . sunaudiodev
>> . To find the necessary bits, look in setup.py in detect_modules() for
>> the module's name.
>>
>> I looked in setup.py in detect_modules()
>>
>> It is not clear to me how to proceed.
>>
>> I think that I want the module: "readline"
>>
>> I doubt I need the other modules like linuxaudiodev, etc.
>>
>> If you have any clues or opinions on how I can build the module
>> "readline",
>> please feel free to share.
>
> You need to install the GNU Readline library
> (http://tiswww.case.edu/php/chet/readline/rltop.html), which the
> module depends on.
>
> You might consider installing Python through MacPorts or Fink instead,
> as they automate the compilation and installation process and take
> care of dependencies (such as GNU Readline) for you:
> http://www.macports.org/
> http://www.finkproject.org/
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
> --
> http://blog.rebertia.com
>



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