[IPython-user] readline and ipython on Ubuntu Hardy

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Sun Nov 9 14:34:26 CST 2008

On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 12:16 PM, Sylvain Guiriec
<sylvain.guiriec@lpta.in2p3.fr> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I tring to install ipython on my "hardy Ubuntu". It seems that I experiment
> the same problem that you related in the email I paste to this message.
> I need to compile ipython with my own version of python for compatibility
> issues. The installation process seems working fine, but when I launch
> ipython, I get the following
> warning messages:
> WARNING: Readline services not available on this platform.
> WARNING: The auto-indent feature requires the readline library
> I saw that you solved this problem by "re-building python making sure the
> libreadline headers were visible to it". Could you please tell me the
> different steps you follow to

sudo apt-get install python-dev



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