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Old 12-30-2011, 05:35 AM   #1
Felipe Boeira
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Python Dependency DPKG


Dear all,
I am trying to install the virtual box deb but it has some dependencies. One of them is libpython2.7, which requires python 2.7. So, I compiled python 2.7 with:

./configure --prefix=/opt/python/
make && make install

Then, I do 'dpkg -i libpython2.7_2.7.1-5ubuntu2_i386.deb' and get the following:

libpython2.7 depends on python2.7 (= 2.7.1-5ubuntu2); however:
Package python2.7 is not installed.

I tried adding Python's bin folder to the PATH variable and creating a symlink to /usr/bin/python as well. Does anyone have some hints?

OS: Ubuntu 11.04

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 04:34 AM   #2
jdkaye
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Hi and welcome to LQ!
I'm not sure why you compiled python rather than installing the python 2.7 package. I also don't know why you used dpkg to install a package rather than using a regular package manager which takes care of things like dependencies. There are gui's or cli's like aptitude or apt-get that will do the job.
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