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Re: installing Python 3 on f11?

On 09-11-05 01:37:12, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   (i just asked about this on the test list but it seems that it's
> equally appropriate here.)
>   any problems with installing python-3.1.1 side-by-side on a fedora
> 11 system, and having programmers invoke it with an explicit 
> reference
> to "python3"?
>   just for fun, i grabbed :
> http://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.1.1/Python-3.1.1.tar.bz2
> unloaded it under my home directory, found out quickly that i needed
> to install tk-devel, tcl-devel and libsqlite3x-devel, did that, then
> -- following the README -- ran
>   $ ./configure
>   $ make
>   $ make test
> the only glitches were, during the test step, the occasional
> diagnostic that a test was being skipped because some resource wasn't
> enabled, such as:
> ...
> test_codecmaps_cn
> test_codecmaps_cn skipped -- Use of the `urlfetch' resource not
> enabled
> ...
>   beyond that, things seemed to work, after which i'd normally run
>   # make install
> if anyone else has gone down this road, any warnings?

make altinstall

> and any hint 
> as to how to get that 'urlfetch' resource?  there doesn't appear to 
> be anything in the configure step that enables or disables that, and 
> that diagnostic shows up several times, albeit not fatally.

make EXTRATESTOPTS="-uurlfetch" test

I don't usually bother.

>   in any event, can installing python-3.1.1 like this cause any grief
> with the current system?  it's mostly for people who want to start
> programming in python, and it seems to make sense to start them off
> with python 3.

Don't, as some have done, add anything to /etc/ld.so.conf*. 8v)

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