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Last change on this file since e204421d was e204421d, checked in by Randy McMurchy <randy@…>, 17 years ago

Added patch to Python instructions to fix Advisory ID: PSF-2005-001 vulnerability

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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 "44c2226eff0f3fc1f2fedaa1ce596533">
10<!ENTITY python-size "7.8 MB">
11<!ENTITY python-buildsize "133 MB">
12<!ENTITY python-time "1.01 SBU">
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<listitem><para>Required patch for Berkeley DB: <ulink
52url="&patch-root;/Python-&Python-version;-db43-1.patch"/></para></listitem>
53<listitem><para>Required patch (see
54<ulink url="http://www.python.org/security/PSF-2005-001/"/>): <ulink
55url="http://www.python.org/security/PSF-2005-001/patch.txt"/></para></listitem>
56</itemizedlist>
57</sect3>
58
59<sect3><title><application>Python</application> dependencies</title>
60<sect4><title>Optional</title>
61<para><xref linkend="openssl"/>,
62<xref linkend="tk"/>,
63<xref linkend="gdbm"/> and
64<xref linkend="db"/></para>
65</sect4>
66</sect3>
67
68</sect2>
69
70<sect2>
71<title>Installation of <application>Python</application></title>
72
73<para>If you have Berkeley <application>DB</application> installed and wish to
74utilize it, apply the following patch:</para>
75
76<screen><userinput><command>patch -Np1 -i ../Python-&Python-version;-db43-1.patch</command></userinput></screen>
77
78<para>Install <application>Python</application> by running the following
79commands:</para>
80
81<screen><userinput><command>patch -Np0 -i ../patch.txt &amp;&amp;
82patch -Np1 -i ../Python-&Python-version;-gdbm-1.patch &amp;&amp;
83./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-shared &amp;&amp;
84make</command></userinput></screen>
85
86<para>Now, as the root user:</para>
87
88<screen><userinput role='root'><command>make install</command></userinput></screen>
89
90</sect2>
91
92<sect2>
93<title>Contents</title>
94
95<segmentedlist>
96<segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
97<segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
98<segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
99
100<seglistitem>
101<seg>pydoc, python, smtpd.py and optionally if <application>Tk</application>
102is installed, idle</seg>
103<seg>libpython&Python-version;.so and numerous modules installed in
104/usr/lib/python&Python-version;/lib-dynload</seg>
105<seg>/usr/include/python&Python-version;
106and /usr/lib/python&Python-version;</seg>
107</seglistitem>
108</segmentedlist>
109
110<variablelist>
111<bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
112<?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
113
114<varlistentry id="idle">
115<term><command>idle</command></term>
116<listitem><para>is a wrapper script that opens a
117<application>Python</application> aware <acronym>GUI</acronym> editor.</para>
118<indexterm zone="python idle">
119<primary sortas="b-idle">idle</primary>
120</indexterm></listitem>
121</varlistentry>
122
123<varlistentry id="pydoc">
124<term><command>pydoc</command></term>
125<listitem><para>is the <application>Python</application> documentation
126tool.</para>
127<indexterm zone="python pydoc">
128<primary sortas="b-pydoc">pydoc</primary>
129</indexterm></listitem>
130</varlistentry>
131
132<varlistentry id="python-prog">
133<term><command>python</command></term>
134<listitem><para>is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
135language.</para>
136<indexterm zone="python python-prog">
137<primary sortas="b-python">python</primary>
138</indexterm></listitem>
139</varlistentry>
140
141<varlistentry id="smtpd.py">
142<term><command>smtpd.py</command></term>
143<listitem><para>is an <acronym>SMTP</acronym> proxy implemented in
144<application>Python</application>.</para>
145<indexterm zone="python smtpd.py">
146<primary sortas="b-smtpd.py">smtpd.py</primary>
147</indexterm></listitem>
148</varlistentry>
149</variablelist>
150
151</sect2>
152
153</sect1>
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