Python 2.5 zlib trouble

Alec Taylor alec.taylor6 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 18:19:32 CEST 2011


Fix: http://lipyrary.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-compile-python-on-ubuntu-1104.html

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 5:04 AM, Benjamin Kaplan
<benjamin.kaplan at case.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Jesramz <jesus.ramirez.utexas at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I appreciate all the help, but I am still a little confused. Sorry,
>> I'm a lay person.
>>
>> Should I download zlib1g-dev and install it to get the zlib module?
>>
>> and Alter the configure script to avoid future issues?
>>
>> Also about getting zlib I found the following:
>>
>> "I was able to recompile zlib
>>
>> $./configure --shared
>>
>> then recompile Python 2.5.1; I am now able to import the zlib module.
>>
>> cheers
>>
>> -sg"
>>
>> Does this mean that while in the zlib folder run ./configure shared
>> and then install python?
>> --
>
> Not quite. This person was talking about configuring zlib, not Python.
> Just about every Linux program out there has a ./configure file- it's
> part of GNU Autotools, which many programs use as an easy way to
> compile and install their software. Since the version of zlib on
> Ubuntu Natty doesn't work for Python 2.5, this person just compiled
> their own zlib (calling ./configure --shared; make; make install from
> the zlib *source* folder that they downloaded) and then compiled their
> own Python version (from the Python source folder that they
> downloaded)
>
>
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