[Pythonmac-SIG] Mac Intel Python status?

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Thu Jan 26 04:13:45 CET 2006

    Kent> What's the current status of any semi-official build of Python on
    Kent> Intel?  We actually need to build it without readline support,
    Kent> haven't been able to figure out how (configure --without-readline
    Kent> doesn't seem to do it).  It builds if we download Gnu readline and
    Kent> install it, but without that the build fails.

Apparently the readline library in MacOSX isn't really readline.  It's a
renamed libedit.  Not having encountered this deception before, Python's
build procedure doesn't know to test the capability of readline.  I suggest
you just comment out the readline checks in setup.py.


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