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The topic pretty much says all I want to know; how to install wxPython, what one needs to install before hand and things like that. I just blew an hour updating gcc trying to fix "Error: gcc failed with exit status 1 " while trying to install wxPython in, according to the manual, old way. Any help?
no, it's was the same same error as before I touched GCC,
I installed the newest version of gcc hopeing it was just an old version... I installed wxGTK and that is working fine, so I just need to know why wxPython won't install / what additional installations i need to do for it to install.
Python is version 2.3
it is the wxPythonSrc-184.108.40.206 file I'm trying to install from
I am on Mandrake 9.1
wxGTK 2.4 is installed and works
Maybe you need to add a new source to urpmi/RpmDrake. My system reports that wxPythonGTK-220.127.116.11-3mdk and the lib package are available in the Cooker contibution mirrors. I've added a set of cooker mirrors via the Easy Urpmi site. I'm almost certain that's the package you need, but I've held off getting Python2.3 as I didnt want to risk my stable setup, though I am gunna install Mdk9.2RC1 on a second pc on monday.
Strange. I have wxPythonGTK and wxGTK installed and it seems to work fine. Maybe just try from wxPython import *, eg remove the .wx bit. But I'd guess Bittorrent's scripts are good and I dont suggest messing with them too much.
Any reason you're trying to compile wxPython? There are up to date .rpm packages in those contribution sources. Use the Easy Urpmi site to add a new source and then see the new packages on offer. Might be easier than using rpmfind, or compiling it yourself.
the reason I continued trying to compile is 1) I'm stubborn. 2) I tried the rpm after you (i think) told me how to add sources and it didn't work, but that could have be thanks to shoddy work on my part. So trying the rpm, and will screw with things now that I have an Idea of what i need to trick into existing.
hopfully I'll figure it out, if not i'll have to use a command line bittorrent. Thanks for all your help, you've added a touch of knowledge to this noobs skull
-FryCarson, if it won't use graphics, learning to type better.
EDIT: OMG it worked... It just installed it hidden away in a different version of python that I though I had eliminated. Thank you Proud