Questions about unicodedata in python 2.6.2

Christian Heimes lists at
Tue Jul 28 10:17:20 EDT 2009

Weidong schrieb:
> I am trying to build python 2.6.2 from the source by following the
> instructions in README that comes with the source.  The configure and
> make steps are fine, but there is an error in "make install" step.
> This "make install" attempts to build a lot of lib, and it complains
> about the lack of "unicodedata" shared object,

unicodedata is usually build as a shared library and not linked into the
Python core. How did you configure Python? The usual prodecure is:

   sudo make install

On Unix the preferred option for ./configure is "--enable-unicode=ucs4".


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