Installing Python 2.7.5-1 on AIX 6.1
Mark.Manarski at highmark.com
Wed Aug 26 17:47:03 CEST 2015
Terry, Zachary... thank you for the quick reply.
I believe I resolved my issue by adding the "--nodeps" option when I installed Python using the rpm package. The command line I used was...
# rpm -i --nodeps python-2.7.5-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm
Using that command line, the Python libraries seemed to install correctly in my /usr/lib directory, bypassing any of these unnecessary dependencies.
From: Python-list [mailto:python-list-bounces+mark.manarski=bcnepa.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Terry Reedy
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:29 AM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Installing Python 2.7.5-1 on AIX 6.1
On 8/26/2015 10:35 AM, Zachary Ware wrote:
> 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
8.4 is more or less obsolete. 8.5 came out 8 years ago and has had many bugs fixed (now at 8.5.18). 8.6 came out 2 years ago and is even better.
> Used by Tkinter.
If you want to use tkinter, you should, if possible, start with the latest 220.127.116.11 or whatever.
> 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.
And up to date dependencies.
> We have an AIX buildbot that may be able to teach you a bit from the
> Hope this helps,
Terry Jan Reedy
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