[IPython-user] Can somebody help me with readline support?
lists.steve at arachnedesign.net
Thu Aug 24 09:11:17 CDT 2006
On Aug 24, 2006, at 9:50 AM, Nathan wrote:
> Alright, so I've been googling for an hour now trying to figure out
> how to get this done, but I can't for whatever reason get python
> 2.4 to use the readline library I've installed. Can somebody help
> me with this?
I'm not sure how much help this is, because I actually don't know the
I remember going through this a while ago, but don't remember how I
That said, it looks as if you're running on OS X since I see the
pythonw bin in there, is that true?
I like this tutorial for getting a python environment up:
If you're not on OS X, the instructions there still seem pretty
generic enough (except for the mac binaries, that is), so it may
still help you.
It includes a part about installing readline properly, but there
doesn't seem to require any non-obvious step, so I'm not sure what
you might be missing.
Also .. I've found that darwinports has done a bang-up job for me,
and I'm using their python compilation + readline, though most of my
python packages are self-compiled from svn checkouts.
Hope that helps,
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