Installing Python 2.7.5-1 on AIX 6.1
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Wed Aug 26 16:35:33 CEST 2015
On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 9:03 AM, Manarski, Mark
<Mark.Manarski at highmark.com> wrote:
> I have downloaded the “python-2.7.5-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm” package from the IBM
> Linux ToolBox site.
> When I try to install the python rpm package, it fails because it’s looking
> for (7) dependencies listed below. The dependencies listed do seem to exist
> on the server, and I have also successfully installed the openssl-0.9.8zg
> package on the server.
> Has anyone successfully installed Python 2.7 on AIX, and if so, did you need
> to remediate any of these dependencies?
I have absolutely no experience with AIX. However, I can tell you
that none of the 'dependencies' listed below are absolutely necessary.
> libcrypto.a(libcrypto.so.0.9.8) is needed by python-2.7.5-1
This is used by the hashlib module (and possibly _ssl; I'm not sure).
> libexpat.a(libexpat.so.1) is needed by python-2.7.5-1
This is used in the xml package.
> libgdbm.a(libgdbm.so.3) is needed by python-2.7.5-1
Used in the dbm package.
> libreadline.a(libreadline.so.6) is needed by python-2.7.5-1
Used in the REPL and readline module.
> libssl.a(libssl.so.0.9.8) is needed by python-2.7.5-1
Used in _ssl.
> libtcl8.4.so is needed by python-2.7.5-1
> libtk8.4.so is needed by python-2.7.5-1
Used by Tkinter.
So without those dependencies, those modules won't work, but
everything else will.
You may have better luck building Python yourself, and you'll get a
much newer Python that way. We have an AIX buildbot that may be able
to teach you a bit from the logs:
Hope this helps,
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