interactive terminal in Ubuntu Linux : libreadline5-dev works only in Python 2.6 not 3.1

casevh casevh at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 07:41:43 CET 2010


On Jan 12, 9:03 pm, Dave WB3DWE wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 22:08:20 -0800 (PST), casevh <cas... at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> >On Jan 10, 8:16 pm, Dave WB3DWE wrote:
> >> On Sat, 9 Jan 2010 16:48:52 -0800 (PST), casevh <cas... at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
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> >> >On Jan 9, 3:10 pm, pdlem... at earthlink.net wrote:
> >> >> On Sat, 9 Jan 2010 13:27:07 -0800 (PST), casevh <cas... at gmail.com>
> >> >> wrote:
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> >Are you sure you are using the new version of python3.1 (the one
> >located in /usr/local/bin/)?
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> >What is the result of "which python3.1"?
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> >What happens if you run "/usr/local/bin/python3.1"?
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> >casevh
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> You're correct : there are now two versions of Python 3 on my machine.
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> Two weeks ago when I installed the Python-3.1.1 from the tarball somehow
> it got called up with "python3" .  Thats what I've continued to run and
> now has all the errors.
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> in my usr/local/bin are
>     2to3  idle3  pydoc3  python3  python3.1  python3.1-config  and,
>         in light blue, python3-config
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> Running  " python3.1 "  solves _most_ of the problems :
>     It imports the random & time modules and runs most of my modules in
> the pycode dir.
>     The libreadline5-dev works fine and all my issues with the keys are
> gone. I'm astonished.
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> However now my modules that import  msvcrt  will not run.  I use this
> for single char keyboard input.  Trying to import msvcrt yields
>     InputError : No module named msvcrt
> I believe a module using this ran before recompilation.  Furthermore I
> can find  msvcrtmodule.c in  /home/dave/python31/Python-3.1.1/PC
> and msvcrt.rst in /home/dave/python31/Python-3.1.1/Doc/library
> I use this a lot.  Suppose I should now learn curses module.
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> Thanks for everything         Dave WB3DWE      pdlem... at earthlink.net- Hide quoted text -
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msvcrt provides support for the MicroSoft Visual C RunTime so it won't
run on Ubuntu.

The files that you see are the source code and documentation but the
source code is only compiled on Windows.

casevh



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