python3.1 shell and Arrow Keys ?

casevh casevh at
Fri Oct 9 01:47:19 CEST 2009

On Oct 8, 2:47 pm, Peter Billam <pe... at> wrote:
> Greetings.  I've upgraded 3.0->3.1 and now my arrow-keys don't work
> at the shell command-line, I just get:
>   >>> ^[[A
> etc. Is there some environment-variable or option I have to set ?
> I'm using xterm on debian lenny, and compiled python3.1.1, as far
> as I remember, just with sh configure, make, make install ...
> Regards,  Peter
> --
> Peter Billam

You probably need to install the readline-devel package. I don't use
debian so I'm not sure of exact the package name.



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