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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7<!ENTITY python-download-http "http://www.python.org/ftp/python/&Python-version;/Python-&Python-version;.tar.bz2">
8<!ENTITY python-download-ftp "ftp://ftp.python.org/pub/python/&Python-version;/Python-&Python-version;.tar.bz2">
9<!ENTITY python-md5sum "de3e9a8836fab6df7c7ce545331afeb3">
10<!ENTITY python-size "7.8 MB">
11<!ENTITY python-buildsize "115 MB">
12<!ENTITY python-time "0.91 SBU (additional 2.20 SBU to run the testsuite)">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="python" xreflabel="Python-&Python-version;">
16<sect1info>
17<othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
18<date>$Date$</date>
19</sect1info>
20<?dbhtml filename="Python.html" ?>
21<title>Python-&Python-version;</title>
22<indexterm zone="python">
23<primary sortas="a-Python">Python</primary></indexterm>
24
25<sect2>
26<title>Introduction to <application>Python</application></title>
27
28<para>The <application>Python</application> package contains the
29<application>Python</application> development environment.
30This is useful for object-oriented programming, writing scripts,
31prototyping large programs or developing entire applications.</para>
32
33<sect3><title>Package information</title>
34<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
35<listitem><para>Download (HTTP):
36<ulink url="&python-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
37<listitem><para>Download (FTP):
38<ulink url="&python-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
39<listitem><para>Download MD5 sum: &python-md5sum;</para></listitem>
40<listitem><para>Download size: &python-size;</para></listitem>
41<listitem><para>Estimated disk space required:
42&python-buildsize;</para></listitem>
43<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
44&python-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
45</sect3>
46
47<sect3><title>Additional downloads</title>
48<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
49<listitem><para>Required patch: <ulink
50url="&patch-root;/Python-&Python-version;-gdbm-1.patch"/></para></listitem>
51</itemizedlist>
52</sect3>
53
54<sect3><title><application>Python</application> dependencies</title>
55<sect4><title>Optional</title>
56<para><xref linkend="openssl"/>,
57<xref linkend="tk"/>,
58<xref linkend="gdbm"/> and
59<xref linkend="db"/></para>
60</sect4>
61</sect3>
62
63</sect2>
64
65<sect2>
66<title>Installation of <application>Python</application></title>
67
68<para>Install <application>Python</application> by running the following
69commands:</para>
70
71<screen><userinput><command>patch -Np1 -i ../Python-&Python-version;-gdbm-1.patch &amp;&amp;
72./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-shared &amp;&amp;
73make</command></userinput></screen>
74
75<para>Now, as the root user:</para>
76
77<screen><userinput role='root'><command>make install</command></userinput></screen>
78
79<note><para>There is no documentation installed using the instructions above.
80However, There are Latex sources included with the distribution. See the
81<filename>Doc/README</filename> file in the source distribution for
82instructions to format the LaTex sources. Alternatively, you can download
83preformatted documentation from
84<ulink url="http://www.python.org/doc/current/download.html"/>.</para></note>
85
86</sect2>
87
88<sect2>
89<title>Contents</title>
90
91<segmentedlist>
92<segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
93<segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
94<segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
95
96<seglistitem>
97<seg>pydoc, python, python2.4, smtpd.py and optionally if
98<application>Tk</application> is installed, idle</seg>
99<seg>libpython2.4.so and numerous modules installed in
100/usr/lib/python2.4/lib-dynload</seg>
101<seg>/usr/include/python2.4 and /usr/lib/python2.4</seg>
102</seglistitem>
103</segmentedlist>
104
105<variablelist>
106<bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
107<?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
108
109<varlistentry id="idle">
110<term><command>idle</command></term>
111<listitem><para>is a wrapper script that opens a
112<application>Python</application> aware <acronym>GUI</acronym> editor.</para>
113<indexterm zone="python idle">
114<primary sortas="b-idle">idle</primary>
115</indexterm></listitem>
116</varlistentry>
117
118<varlistentry id="pydoc">
119<term><command>pydoc</command></term>
120<listitem><para>is the <application>Python</application> documentation
121tool.</para>
122<indexterm zone="python pydoc">
123<primary sortas="b-pydoc">pydoc</primary>
124</indexterm></listitem>
125</varlistentry>
126
127<varlistentry id="python-prog">
128<term><command>python</command></term>
129<listitem><para>is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
130language.</para>
131<indexterm zone="python python-prog">
132<primary sortas="b-python">python</primary>
133</indexterm></listitem>
134</varlistentry>
135
136<varlistentry id="python2.4">
137<term><command>python2.4</command></term>
138<listitem><para>is a version-specific name for the <command>python</command>
139program.</para>
140<indexterm zone="python python2.4">
141<primary sortas="b-python2.4">python2.4</primary>
142</indexterm></listitem>
143</varlistentry>
144
145<varlistentry id="smtpd.py">
146<term><command>smtpd.py</command></term>
147<listitem><para>is an <acronym>SMTP</acronym> proxy implemented in
148<application>Python</application>.</para>
149<indexterm zone="python smtpd.py">
150<primary sortas="b-smtpd.py">smtpd.py</primary>
151</indexterm></listitem>
152</varlistentry>
153</variablelist>
154
155</sect2>
156
157</sect1>
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