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Old 01-23-2004, 08:17 PM   #1
Raven_new1
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Plz help me, trying to install python and get this..


i have extracted it to my desktop, and typed: ./configure works ok then type: make install and i get this

./ make install
/usr/bin/install -c python /usr/local/bin/python2.3
/usr/bin/install: cannot create regular file `/usr/local/bin/python2.3': Permission denied
 
Old 01-23-2004, 08:26 PM   #2
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you have to be root.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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so how do i become root?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 07:30 PM   #4
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type, in console:
su -
then root password
 
Old 01-25-2004, 06:36 AM   #5
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ok maybe i forgot to mention im a noob..

anyway i can do that get in termanl as Root.. so how can i mave the python folder to the top level?
 
Old 01-25-2004, 11:07 AM   #6
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This isn't exactly an answer to your question, but wouldn't it be easier to install a binary? I'm sure you could find an rpm for python for Mandrake. With Debian, you would simply type `apt-get install python2.3` and the system would take care of everything for you.

When I was brand new to Linux I compiled a lot of my own software, but now it's rare that I have to do that.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 12:51 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Raven_new1
ok maybe i forgot to mention im a noob..

anyway i can do that get in termanl as Root.. so how can i mave the python folder to the top level?
well, you don;t have to. 'make install' does that for you - the only thing make install does is move those executables to the right folder (which is one in your $PATH).

so -
1. ./configure (as normal user) (you can also give options to 'configure' if needed, but that's system specific, and you may not have to)
2. make (as normal user)
3. su [enter root passowrd]
4. make install
5. exit (to become normal user again)

that's it. it should have installled right, and type in "pytho" and hit tab - it should pick it up.

also, please do what rsheridan6 suggested. you won't face any install problems with it , and will save you a lot of time. after all, we don;t learn anything by installing.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 05:37 PM   #8
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lol sorry for being a pain.. i figured that u can install it from the cd useing the software installer.. but thanks anyway as u have gave me new information..! my linux is lookin pretty sharp now..
 
Old 01-25-2004, 05:50 PM   #9
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cool - np at all.
 
  


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