Title: python 2.5 install can't find tcl/tk in /usr/lib64
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Installation Versions: Python 2.5
Status: closed Resolution: duplicate
Dependencies: Superseder: Add sys.platlibdir and configure --with-platlibdir to use /usr/lib64 on Fedora and SuSE
View: 1294959
Assigned To: Nosy List: ajaksu2, dstrozzi
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2006-09-06 04:59 by dstrozzi, last changed 2009-03-30 03:23 by ajaksu2. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg60995 - (view) Author: David Strozzi (dstrozzi) Date: 2006-09-06 04:59

I'm trying to compile python 2.5 RC1 under opensuse
10.1 on a 64-bit AMD athlon.  Although the README says
it will auto-detect tcl/tk, and setup tkinter
appropriately, it doesn't.  Among other things, this
means idle can't use this python version.  I have
tcl/tk, the libraries, devel packages, anything that
seemed relevant in YaST installed. I think the problem
is my tcl/tk libs live in /usr/lib64.  It seems, based
on the file Modules/Setup generated by ./configure,
that the python installer doesn't see these libs.

From perusing the web there seems to be a fair amount
of pain caused by /lib vs /lib64 dir names.  In fact an
older post to the forum identifies the same issue (just
search for lib64 if this link is busted):

It would be very nice if this were somehow handled
automatically, or at least give detailed instructions
in the README (search the doc for lib64 returns nothing).

msg84480 - (view) Author: Daniel Diniz (ajaksu2) * (Python triager) Date: 2009-03-30 03:23
Closing as duplicate of issue 1294959.
Date User Action Args
2009-03-30 03:23:22ajaksu2setstatus: open -> closed

superseder: Add sys.platlibdir and configure --with-platlibdir to use /usr/lib64 on Fedora and SuSE
type: behavior

nosy: + ajaksu2
messages: + msg84480
resolution: duplicate
stage: resolved
2006-09-06 04:59:55dstrozzicreate