[XML-SIG] pyxml install troubles

paul.boddie at ementor.no paul.boddie at ementor.no
Thu Sep 18 08:15:15 EDT 2003

Henrik Nielsen [mailto:hnielsen at alf.nbi.dk] wrote:
> I'm running Mandrake 9.2RC2 which installs Python 2.3 by rpm. When
> downloading the PyXML.tar.gz package and running
>  python setup.py build
> as root, the install fails with the message
> error: invalid Python installation: unable to open
> /usr/lib/python2.3/config/Makefile (No such file or directory)
> I checked around on my system and "/usr/lib/python2.3/config/" does not
> exist ("/usr/lib/python2.3/" does).

Is this not one of those RPM issues where you have to install the
python-devel package as well as the python one? I do wonder how useful it is
for the distribution vendors in question to split Python up in this way.


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