[IPython-user] readline egg on leopard

Barry Wark barrywark@gmail....
Wed Aug 20 08:48:13 CDT 2008


Ah, a natural facility for solving puzzles :)

I will update the wiki page for the benefit of others.

Thanks!
Barry

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 10:52 PM, Andreas Kemkes <a5sk4s@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I believe I found the culprit.  I probably ran into the python/subversion1.5 snafu (see http://bugs.python.org/setuptools/issue4).
> After running
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> easy_install http://www.jaraco.com/ASP/eggs/setuptools-0.6c8_svn15fix.egg
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> I was able to successfully run
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> easy_install readline
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> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Barry Wark <barrywark@gmail.com>
> To: Andreas Kemkes <a5sk4s@yahoo.com>
> Cc: Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com>; ipython-user@scipy.org
> Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 5:02:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [IPython-user] readline egg on leopard
>
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 7:26 PM, Andreas Kemkes <a5sk4s@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Barry:
>>
>> Thanks for volunteering your help.
>>
>> Yes I had tried it and it failed.  That's when I switched to the more restricted version.
>
> Ah, sounds like a great puzzle! If you could send the entire output of
> "sudo easy_install readline", hopefully one of the gurus on the list
> will be able to piece out what's going wrong. In the mean time, I hope
> you have success with IPython and please keep asking questions if any
> come up.
>
> Cheers,
> Barry
>
>>
>> It still fails, even after installing IPython, which I hadn't done - I was under the impression that the readline package was a prerequisite.
>>
>> I will try IPython w/o further trying to install readline - in case you want to get to the root of the matter, I will be happy to provide logs and/or other debug info - just let me know what to invoke.
>>
>> ipython-0.8.4-py2.5.egg
>> Mac OS X 10.5.4
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Andreas
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Barry Wark <barrywark@gmail.com>
>> To: Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com>
>> Cc: Andreas Kemkes <a5sk4s@yahoo.com>; ipython-user@scipy.org
>> Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 6:34:37 AM
>> Subject: Re: [IPython-user] readline egg on leopard
>>
>> Andreas,
>>
>> As a fellow OSX user, I'm sorry you're having problems getting IPython
>> working correctly. I haven't looked at this issue in a long while so I
>> have a couple of questions for you to help myself get back in the game
>> (at least until Ludwig, who wrote the readline egg can comment):
>> 1. Have you tried the following?::
>> sudo easy_install readline
>>
>> If this works for you, I wil update the wiki so that others get the
>> correct instructions.
>>
>> 2. What version of IPython & OS X are you using? Accordin to Ludwig,
>> many of the libedit issues have been resolved in later versions of OS
>> X & IPython.
>>
>> barry
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 4:52 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 1:29 PM, Andreas Kemkes <a5sk4s@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> From going through the archives, I can imagine that you probably have heard enough, but here it goes:
>>>>
>>>> I've tried to follow http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/InstallationOSXLeopard, but I'm getting
>>>
>>> Ugh... I'm not on OSX, but I know we have a ton of day to day ipython
>>> users and developers on OSX (Brian, Min, Robert, Stefan at the very
>>> least that I know for sure).  Can one of you sort out this mess, and
>>> provide ONE set of definitive instructions on what in the world the
>>> right solution for OSX/readline is supposed to be?  I know it can be
>>> made to work, but since I don't use the system, I have no clue about
>>> all the details, variations, obsolete instructions, etc.
>>>
>>> Let's have a *single* set of up to date instructions and clean up all
>>> other confusing/wrong/obsolete information.  This keeps coming up from
>>> users far more often than it should.  Come on, OSX guys, I know you
>>> can do it :)
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> f
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