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Old 04-03-2004, 02:23 AM   #1
hussar
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Question How do I install mmpython?


I am trying to get freevo up and running on a slackware system, and one of freevo's dependencies is mmpython, which is apparently a tool for working with multimedia files in python. Unfortunately, I am unable to find a slackware package of mmpython, and the source files do not seem to include any instructions on how to install it. (The README file is 0 bytes long - one of the shorter ones I've ever read.)

Can anyone give me a clue how to install it? Is there some sort of arcane python incantation to do installs?
 
Old 04-03-2004, 03:00 AM   #2
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OK, I figured this out.

In the source directory there is a file setup.py. To build and install mmpython, give the command './setup.py build' and './setup.py install'.

I struggled with this package for a while last night, and even ran the setup.py script. But I ran it without the build or install commands, and so it just exited with a message telling me to use --help or --help-commands. This morning in the light of day, somewhat better rested, I ran setup.py with the --help and --help-commands options, and recognized my mistake. Now I will know for next time.
 
  


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