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Python Installation error on Solaris-9-SPARC

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4,106 words with 5 Comments; publish: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 21:23:00 GMT; (200140.63, « »)

Hello All,

I am very new to Python, trying to install it from source

(ftp://ftp.sunfreeware.com/pub/freew...on-2.3.3.tar.gz) on

Sun Solaris-9 (SPARC). But getting the below error message during

configure. Also while uncompressing, it is returning the checksum doesnt

match error as well.

Configure Error:

config.status: error: cannot find input file: Modules/Setup.config.in

untar error:

..

..

..

..

..

..

x

Python-2.3.3/Mac/OSXResources/app/Resources/English.lproj/Documentation/doc, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks

x

Python-2.3.3/Mac/OSXResources/app/Resources/English.lproj/Documentation/doc/index.html, 882 bytes, 2 tape blocks

x

Python-2.3.3/Mac/OSXResources/app/Resources/English.lproj/Documentation/ide, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks

x

Python-2.3.3/Mac/OSXResources/app/Resources/English.lproj/Documentation/ide/index.html, 9909 bytes, 20 tape blocks

x

Python-2.3.3/Mac/OSXResources/app/Resources/English.lproj/Documentation/ide/IDE.gif, 10249 bytes, 21 tape blocks

tar: directory checksum error

Can someone help me understand why it is returning error, Also I do not

'root' privileges on the server that i am trying install. So I will be

installing my home directory.

Thank You,

Madhu

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  • 5 Comments
    • Why don't you donwload the source from python.org? Also, on Solaris tar

      is sometimes broken (i.e. can't deal with long directory names etc.)

      You may want to donwload and install gnu tar.

      Grig

      #1; Thu, 27 Dec 2007 21:24:00 GMT
    • I did...

      1. wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4.1/Python-2.4.1.tgz

      2. gunzip -c Python-2.4.1.tgz | tar xvf -

      the above step errors:

      ---

      tar: directory checksum error

      gunzip: stdout: Broken pipe

      ---

      3. Later... in ./configure step...

      This step also fails...(I did run this by ignoring the checksum error

      in the previous step).

      checking for build directories... done

      configure: creating ./config.status

      config.status: creating Makefile.pre

      config.status: creating Modules/Setup.config

      **config.status: error: cannot find input file:

      Modules/Setup.config.in**

      __________________________________________________ __

      Thank You,

      madhu

      #2; Thu, 27 Dec 2007 21:25:00 GMT
    • Madhu R. Vajrala wrote:

      > 2. gunzip -c Python-2.4.1.tgz | tar xvf -

      Use gtar. The Solaris tar does not hnadle long file names correctly.

      gtar should be found in /usr/sfw/bin.

      cvh

      #3; Thu, 27 Dec 2007 21:26:00 GMT
    • Madhu> I did...

      Madhu> 1. wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4.1/Python-2.4.1.tgz

      Madhu> 2. gunzip -c Python-2.4.1.tgz | tar xvf -

      Madhu> the above step errors:

      Madhu> ---

      Madhu> tar: directory checksum error

      Madhu> gunzip: stdout: Broken pipe

      Madhu> ---

      You can't use Sun's tar to unpack the tarfile. The directory structure is

      too deep. Get ahold of GNU tar instead.

      Skip

      #4; Thu, 27 Dec 2007 21:27:00 GMT
    • This TIP worked GREAT !!! I was able to install python-2.4.1 on Sun

      Solaris by executing below steps ( I am not a 'root' user)

      1. wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4.1/Python-2.4.1.tgz

      2. gunzip Python-2.4.1.tgz

      3. /usr/sfw/bin/gtar -xvf Python-2.4.1.tar

      5. cd Python-2.4.1

      6. ./configure --prefix=/home/<username>/Py (The directory in which you

      wanted to install Python libraries and binaries)

      7. make

      8. make install

      Once again Thank you All for educating me.

      Madhu

      On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 10:56 -0700, casevh.python.todaysummary.com.comcast.net wrote:

      > Madhu R. Vajrala wrote:

      > > 2. gunzip -c Python-2.4.1.tgz | tar xvf -

      > Use gtar. The Solaris tar does not hnadle long file names correctly.

      > gtar should be found in /usr/sfw/bin.

      > cvh

      #5; Thu, 27 Dec 2007 21:28:00 GMT