Installing Python 2.7.5-1 on AIX 6.1

Zachary Ware zachary.ware+pylist at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 16:35:33 CEST 2015


Hi Mark,

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:

configure: http://buildbot.python.org/all/builders/PPC64%20AIX%202.7/builds/1237/steps/configure/logs/stdio
compile: http://buildbot.python.org/all/builders/PPC64%20AIX%202.7/builds/1237/steps/compile/logs/stdio

Hope this helps,
-- 
Zach


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