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Old 09-09-2003, 02:12 PM   #1
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Problems installing Fluxspace

hi there,

I've been using fluxbox for several months and I love it. Just recently got to add fbdesk (to have icons on fluxbox's desktop).

However, just now when I tried to install FLUXSPACE I seem to get an error upon ./configure

checking for python platform... linux2
checking for python >= 2.2... okay
checking for headers required to compile python extensions... found
checking for python-config... no
checking for Py_Initialize in -lpython2.2... no
checking for Py_Finalize in -lpython2.2... no
checking for Py_IsInitialized in -lpython2.2... no
configure: error: Unable to determine proper Python link flags.
[crudx@DigiFX fluxspace-0.0.3]$
It seems it stops there because it's not able to determine my proper Python link flags. I wonder how I can fix that. Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot guys!
Old 09-09-2003, 03:12 PM   #2
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checking for python-config... no
install the "python-config" program. Grab it from or

Honestly, these ./configure files are not complicated, and some people just cant learn to infer. Oh, nevermind.


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