[Tutor] OT- how to build Python 2.0 from source?
Tue, 31 Oct 2000 21:36:24 -0800 (PST)
On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, Craig Hagerman wrote:
> A bit off target...
Not at all.
> Can anyone tell me exactly how to go about installing Python 2.0 FROM
> THE SOURCE file on a Linux machine? I did try to install using the
> RedHat RPMs (eg: rpm -ivh BeOpen-Python-2.0-1.i386.rpm) but this
> caused an error about failed dependencies (libreadline.so.3 is needed
> ??) so perhaps a source install would be better... if only I knew how
> to do that.
Probably because those of us who are used to compiling things on Linux
didn't feel it needed to be said? It's pretty stock actually.
tar zxf <sourcefile.tar.gz>
cd <directory created, usually the sourcefile name without the .tar.gz>
./configure && make
su -c "make install"
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