[Tutor] Re: Problems installing Python.
Thu, 13 Jan 2000 09:16:37 -0500
| I'm new to programming and want to try and learn python. After
|downloading and uncompressing the py152.tgz file and running
| ./configure, the last part of the procedure produces the following
| creating Makefile
|Can't open ./Objects/Makefile.in
|Can't open ./Parser/Makefile.in
| Then when I run make, I get
|(cd Modules; make -f Makefile.pre Makefile)
|make: Fatal error: Don't know how to make target `Makefile'
|Current working directory /export/home/python/Python-1.5.2/Modules
Ok, looks like you may have file permission problems. An 'ls -l' will show
you if this is the case.
It could be that you expanded py152.tgz as root and are trying to build as
a non-root user (?), or a few other possibliities.
At the top of your python tree, do this:
find . | xargs chown <your-username>
find . | xargs chmod u+w
Replace "<your-username>" with your username on this Solaris box.
The last line is just to make sure when you create files and directories
that you're allowed to write to them.