install Python-2.4.4 from source (parallel to existing Python-2.6)
simon212 at gmx.de
Fri Jun 12 17:49:54 CEST 2009
Benjamin Kaplan wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Simon <simon212 at gmx.de
> <mailto:simon212 at gmx.de>> wrote:
> edexter wrote:
> simon wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> The situation:
> I wrote a GUI, based on Python, TkInter and Pmw.
> It runs perfectly fine with Python 2.4 (providing, TkInter
> and Pmw are
> installed). But it crashes with Python 2.6. I tried this on
> and various Linux Distributions.
> Crashes occurs when I activate a Pmw.Diaog (I guess this is
> due to a bug
> in the installed blt package), also when I use setitems on
> Pmw.OptionMenu (I guess this is due to another package,
> associated with
> The target:
> I have to get my GUI work under openSUSE 11.1 (x86_64).
> My plan:
> On my openSUSE 11.1 (x86_64), Python 2.6 is installed by
> I would like to know, how to install Python 2.4 along with
> TkInter and
> Pmw (and packages that are required by them), parallel to
> the existing
> Python 2.6. So that I do not break other software that
> depends on Python
> If you can think of another plan, I would be also glad to
> discuss it.
> I suspect you want to install python 2.4 and then reinstall 2.6
> I did
> that in windows and I don't understand why it wouldn't work in linux
> I'm afraid, installation is quit different under UNIX based systems
> and Windows.
> I installed Python-2.4.4.tar.bz2 from python.org
> <http://python.org>, using gcc-4.3 (within openSUSE 11.1 x86_64) via
> 'make altinstall'.
> First, I tried to configure with the following flags:
> --prefix=/opt/python-24 --enable-framework --with-pydebug
> This provoked an error during compilation via make (sorry, the list
> was so long, but I will post it, if it helps).
> The --enable-framework option is for creating Framework builds on OS X.
> It won't work on Linux.
> Second, configured again without any flags. The installation by
> 'make altinstall' to /usr/local was a success. Python2.6 seams
> unaffected, too. So, I got my parallel installation.
> However, I cannot import modules like Tkinter or readline within
> For example, Tkinter.py is located in /usr/local/lib/python2.4/lib-tk
> sys.path says: ['', '/usr/local/lib/python24.zip',
> '/usr/local/lib/python2.4', '/usr/local/lib/python2.4/plat-linux2',
> sys.prefix and sys.exec_prefix say: '/usr/local'
> my bash's PATH variable says:
> Which configuration step did I miss after my Python2.4 installation?
> What did I do wrong?
> Again, give us the error message. We can't help if we don't know exactly
> what's going on.
Sorry, here it comes:
Python 2.4.4 (#1, Jun 12 2009, 14:11:55)
[GCC 4.3.2 [gcc-4_3-branch revision 141291]] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/etc/pythonstart", line 7, in ?
ImportError: No module named readline
>>> import Tkinter
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/lib-tk/Tkinter.py", line 38, in ?
import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be configured
ImportError: No module named _tkinter
Right know, I'm following Christian's hint, to "install the development
library of tk, readline, zlib and libbz2 prior to configure && make",
because the following essential packages were not installed on my system:
autoconf automake libbz2-devel libopenssl-devel libtool ncurses-devel
readline-devel sqlite2-devel tack tcl-devel tk-devel zlib-devel
I will let you know about the result, soon.
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