[IPython-user] Readline Problems

vel.accel@gmai... vel.accel@gmai...
Fri Mar 23 17:48:18 CDT 2007

On 3/23/07, vel.accel@gmail.com <vel.accel@gmail.com> wrote:
> I recently installed IPython 0.7.3 on Python-2.5 on (K)ubuntu linux.
> From what I understand, pyreadline is only necessary for Windows platform only.
> Yet, I don't have functionality in IPython, relating to readline,
> using "konsole" as my console front-end. I do happen to have
> libreadline5, [-dev], and [-common] already installed on my system,
> though.
> I get the following message after start-up even though I'm on a Linux platform:
> WARNING: Readline services not available on this platform.
> WARNING: The auto-indent feature requires the readline library
> WARNING: Proper color support under MS Windows requires the pyreadline library.
> You can find it at:
> http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/PyReadline/Intro
> Gary's readline needs the ctypes module, from:
> http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/ctypes
> (Note that ctypes is already part of Python versions 2.5 and newer).
> Defaulting color scheme to 'NoColor'
> Thanks for your help,
> -Dieter

Ok, sorry about the distraction because I solved the problem by
re-building python making sure the libreadline headers were visible to


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