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Old 08-19-2008, 09:12 AM   #1
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Question Error: Missing Dependency: python(abi) = 2.5 is needed by spe-0.8.4.h


Running Mandriva 2008.1
Have python 2.5.2 installed.
Would like to have SPE running but get this message:
Code:
[root@localhost tmp]# /usr/share/mc/extfs/rpm run /home/peter/tmp/spe-0.8.4.h-0.2.fc8.noarch.rpm INSTALL
Installing ""'/home/peter/tmp/spe-0.8.4.h-0.2.fc8.noarch.rpm'""
error: Failed dependencies:
	python(abi) = 2.5 is needed by spe-0.8.4.h-0.2.fc8.noarch

[root@localhost tmp]#
I looked at this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ython%28abi%29
and although the rpm is a Fedora 8 one, (& the thread), none of the suggestions seem to apply, (I can't find a Mandriva rpm).

BTW, it worked OK on my 'main' machine with Mandriva 2008.0
Downgrading doesn't seem an option

What is python(abi)?

Edit:
I came across this link:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....a873451d01facc
which suggests that it's equivalent to an API. My problem is where to find this
 
Old 08-19-2008, 07:11 PM   #2
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You will find SPE in the Mandriva repository. Use the package manager to install it, or install as root from commandline using urpmi.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 06:25 AM   #3
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You will find SPE in the Mandriva repository. Use the package manager to install it, or install as root from commandline using urpmi.
Umm, yes Nexus. I tried spe-0.8.2 from the repo but it fails because it expects python 2.4 and I have 2.5.2 installed.
What I have done is to download spe-0.8.4.h source because, in my newbiness with python/spe, I expected spe--.rpm to be an executable a la gcc.
But it isn't, it's just a collection of python scripts in several directories
All I need to do now is work out how to set either or both of the python paths, PYTHONPATH and its internal path(s).

FYI, what I have leant is that you shouldn't expect rpms from other distros to behave as you might expect
 
  


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