Linux RPMs for Python 2.3.1
Except where noted, these RPMs are made available by Sean Reifschneider (email@example.com).
Having Problems?If you are having problems, please see the RPM Frequently Asked Questions section at the end of this document for possible solutions.
RPMs For Other PlatformsFor platforms in which binaries aren't available here, you can easily build binary RPMs directly from the Python SRPM. Simply download one of the .src.rpm files below, and run "rpmbuild --rebuild python-<version>.src.rpm". Note toward the end of the output, the lines starting with "Wrote:" indicate where the binary RPMs were written. The benefit of building binary RPMs in this way is that they are built using exactly the set of libraries and versions of packages that you have installed on your system. Because the SRPMs encompass all the steps required to build binary RPMs, it is a "fire and forget" process -- the simplest source build ever.
- Many of the following packages were signed with the GPG key in KRUD-GPG-KEY
Binaries for Red Hat 9 (and similar):
python2.3-2.3.1-1pydotorg.src.rpm (Red Hat 9 Source RPM, 9702241 bytes)
python2.3-2.3.1-1pydotorg.i386.rpm (Red Hat 9 base RPM, 7514331 bytes)
python2.3-devel-2.3.1-1pydotorg.i386.rpm (Red Hat 9 development RPM, 660541 bytes)
python2.3-docs-2.3.1-1pydotorg.i386.rpm (Red Hat 9 HTML documentation RPM, 1886131 bytes)
python2.3-tkinter-2.3.1-1pydotorg.i386.rpm (Red Hat 9 Tk GUI RPM, 361734 bytes)
python2.3-tools-2.3.1-1pydotorg.i386.rpm (Red Hat 9 tools RPM, 688223 bytes)
Files, MD5 checksums and sizes
Based on python.org SRPM: Source: bec106e3d15f393cdf8f26dafa794323 python2.3-2.3.1-1pydotorg.src.rpm (9702241 bytes) Red Hat 9 Binaries: ff67b4c5c292d84bec258b6092f5108a python2.3-2.3.1-1pydotorg.i386.rpm (7514331 bytes) 11514e6298b9d20a4972560fd2ac3d2d python2.3-devel-2.3.1-1pydotorg.i386.rpm (660541 bytes) 5eab46b88f5f926fbd6cb930a89aa5e1 python2.3-docs-2.3.1-1pydotorg.i386.rpm (1886131 bytes) 76bbd97abd3bd1ef648113a9c6c65eff python2.3-tkinter-2.3.1-1pydotorg.i386.rpm (361734 bytes) 2eb4c525118194a2a4ce7c1ab9e14409 python2.3-tools-2.3.1-1pydotorg.i386.rpm (688223 bytes)
Q) When running "rpm -ba", "rpm -ta" or "rpm --rebuild" I get
the error "-ba: unknown option" or "--rebuild: unknown option" or
"-ta: unknown option".
A) With the Red Hat 8.0 release, the building options were removed
from the "rpm" command. Use the "rpmbuild" command instead
("rpmbuild --rebuild python2.3-2.3-1pydotorg.src.rpm").
Q) I'm getting the "-ba: unknown option" when trying to build RPMs using distutils "python setup.py bdist_rpm". A) As noted above, Red Hat broke the "build" functionality out of the base "rpm" command with the 8.0 release. Unfortunately, they didn't patch their python RPM to account for this, and they don't appear to be planning to release any errata to fix this. If you upgrade to the 2.2.2-7 or newer RPMs on this page, distutils should work. Note that this seems to be fixed in the Red Hat 9 release (which uses Python 2.2.2 and has a patched distutils).
Q) When trying to build RPMs, I get "rpmbuild: command not found". A) The "rpmbuild" command is part of a separate RPM named "rpm-build". You will need to install this package before you can build RPMs.