readline for mac python? (really, reproducing mac python packages)

K Richard Pixley rich at
Mon Jan 2 14:26:00 EST 2012

On 1/1/12 19:04 , K Richard Pixley wrote:
> On 1/1/12 16:49 , K Richard Pixley wrote:
>> I'm having trouble finding a reasonable python environment on mac.
>> The supplied binaries, (2.7.2, 3.2.2), are built with old versions of
>> macosx and are not capable of building any third party packages that
>> require gcc.
>> The source builds easily enough out of the box, (./configure
>> --enable-framework && make && sudo make install), but when I do that, I
>> end up with a python interpreter that lacks readline.
>> How do I get readline involved?
>> Or better... is there an instruction sheet somewhere on how to reproduce
>> the binary packages?
>> --rich
> Bah. I just needed to dig a little deeper into the source. All the doc I
> wanted is in there.

Well, partial victory.  2.7.2 builds.  3.2 doesn't.


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