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Bryan's Blog 2007/05/31

building python on feisty

So now I have to build myself a new python on feisty kubuntu since /usr/local isn't safe.

Things to note:

  • It can't be done without installing libc6-dev

    • apt-get install libc6-dev

  • If you want the python command line to be functional you need readline

    • apt-get install libncurses5-dev libreadline5-dev

  • Update 1st June At this point despite the fact it appeared to find the system zlib, an attempt to install gives:

    from setuptools.command.easy_install import main
    zipimport.ZipImportError: can't decompress data; zlib not available

I'm now considering a virtual python ...

by Bryan Lawrence : 2007/05/31 : Categories ubuntu : 0 trackbacks : 0 comments (permalink)

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