Question Installing latest Python

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Wed Apr 29 13:42:53 CEST 2015

On Wed, 29 Apr 2015 04:57 pm, Φώντας Λαδοπρακόπουλος wrote:

> Thank you very much Steven!
> Indeed it worked!!
> One last thing. Can you please explain to me inplain English what exactly
> was that weird problem?

Probably not. I'm not a C expert and don't really understand in full detail
how dynamic shared libraries work.

I *think* the problem was that Python was built to use dynamic libraries,
but couldn't find them. I'm not sure how that works at the C level, but my
guess is that it is something like importing a Python module. The Python
executable couldn't find the shared library, so you
used ldconfig to tell it where to find it.


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