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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 ez_setup.py gives:
from setuptools.command.easy_install import main zipimport.ZipImportError: can't decompress data; zlib not available
I'm now considering a virtual python ...