[IPython-user] readline and ipython on Ubuntu Hardy

Jeff Kaufman cbr@sccs.swarthmore....
Mon Nov 10 13:35:24 CST 2008


On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 12:30:10PM -0600, Sylvain Guiriec wrote:
> 
> But how to tell to my python version to look for libreadline5 ?

You don't have to tell python to look for libreadline5.  If you:

1) Install libreadline (with "sudo apt-get install libreadline5-dev")
2) Reinstall python

then in the installation process python will automatically find
libreadline5 and set itself up to work with it.  No messing around
with environment variables should be needed.

Jeff
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