[IPython-User] [IPython-user] Arrow keys give ^[[A under CentOS

Brian Granger ellisonbg@gmail....
Tue Jul 27 13:05:04 CDT 2010


On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 11:03 AM, kcsmith <kcsmith@raytheon.com> wrote:

>
> I'm running Linux Rocks cluster which uses CentOS.
> I did a stock install of ipython 0.10 into the /share/apps directory
>
> the history keys, tab complete do not work as I get ^[[A when I press the
> up
> arrow key
>
>
This usually means that the Python was built without readline support.
 IPython uses readline to get these features, so if it is missing, you get
the behavior that you observed.

Brian


> Here's what I get when I run $ ldd /share/apps/bin/python2.6
>        libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x0000003622000000)
>        libdl.so.2 => /lib64/libdl.so.2 (0x0000003621c00000)
>        libutil.so.1 => /lib64/libutil.so.1 (0x000000362b400000)
>        libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x0000003621800000)
>        libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x0000003621400000)
>        /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x0000003620e00000)
>
> Any ideas as how to fix this problem?
>
> Thanks
>
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