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Old 10-20-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
John Velman
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unable to install wxPython from source


After trying for two days, going over the multiple BUILD and INSTALL and readme text documents as carefully as I am able, and trying my best to follow instructions, I'm about to give up.

I've checked that wx-config is the correct one, and done a bunch of things
to try to cludge the python setup.py build .. to work, including starting over and recording in script every step along the way.

It still doesn't work. when I do setup.py build I get :
-------------------------------------------------------------
WARNING: WXWIN not set in environment. Assuming '..'

Found wx-config: /usr/local/bin/wx-config

Using flags: --toolkit=gtk2 --unicode=yes --version=2.8



Warning: No config found to match: /usr/local/bin/wx-config --toolkit=gtk2 --unicode=yes --version=2.8 --cxxflags

in /usr/local/lib/wx/config

If you require this configuration, please install the desired

library build. If this is part of an automated configuration

test and no other errors occur, you may safely ignore it.

You may use wx-config --list to see all configs available in

the default prefix.





Warning: No config found to match:
-------------------------------------------------------------

And a bunch more of these!

OK, so further down in the output there is:
-----------------------------
In file included from src/helpers.cpp:16:

include/wx/wxPython/wxPython_int.h:19:19: wx/wx.h: No such file or directory

include/wx/wxPython/wxPython_int.h:21:25: wx/busyinfo.h: No such file or directory

include/wx/wxPython/wxPython_int.h:22:22: wx/caret.h: No such file or directory


...

--------------------------------

and a lot more of these. On the other hand, locate gives:

bash-3.2$ locate busyinfo.h
/usr/local/include/wx-2.8/wx/generic/busyinfo.h
/usr/local/include/wx-2.8/wx/busyinfo.h
/home/jr/downloads/wxPython-src-2.8.6.0/docs/html/wx/wx_wxbusyinfo.html
/home/jr/downloads/wxPython-src-2.8.6.0/include/wx/generic/busyinfo.h
/home/jr/downloads/wxPython-src-2.8.6.0/include/wx/busyinfo.h

-----------------

and so on.


OK, so the "INSTALL.txt" doesn't say anything about running setup.py build, just install, so I went ahead with install. Lots of copying,
but lots of errors not worth repeating unless someone wants details.

Finally, what the heck, try running python:

-----------------------------

bash-3.2$ python

Python 2.4.3 (#1, Jul 26 2006, 20:13:39)

[GCC 3.4.6] on linux2

Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

>>> import wx

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?

File "wx/__init__.py", line 45, in ?

from wx._core import *

File "wx/_core.py", line 4, in ?

import _core_

ImportError: No module named _core_

----------------------------

In another venue, wxPython was recommended to me. Unless someone can point me to a simple way to build and install, I'm going back to pyGTK or TKInter!

By the way : I'm running slackware 11.0. I tried the linuxpackages versions of wxGTK an wxPython, but that didn't work either!

It looks like a nice "package" but looks like it's designed for full time system administrators or people who have "grown up" with it over the past 10 years and have a lot of background knowledge that's not in the docs, (Or I'm further gone down the other side of the hill than I thought).

Thanks,

John Velman
 
Old 10-20-2007, 07:52 PM   #2
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EDIT: The instructions I first posted don't work any more on my actual machine and are probably wrong.

Sorry for that

Last edited by titopoquito; 10-21-2007 at 06:07 AM.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 04:55 AM   #3
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I had to add something, since you are using 11.0 and not the current version. I think there was a gcc change, so that the compile flags are not the same anymore. If I am not totally confused you have to replace --- SLKCFLAGS="-O2 -march=i386 -mtune=i686" --- with --- SLKCFLAGS="-O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686". Only "mtune" to "mcpu" in the wxGTK Slackbuild from Slackbuild.org.

I don't know if it else breaks the packages or stops compiling.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 01:04 PM   #4
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Thanks.


This is getting to be too much tinkering for me. I have a real simple app, I want
to work on both Linux and imac os_x.

Think I'll go back to TKInter.

Best,

John V.
 
  


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