FAQ

On 8/26/2015 10:35 AM, Zachary Ware wrote:
Hi Mark,

On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 9:03 AM, Manarski, Mark
wrote:
I have downloaded the ?python-2.7.5-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm? package from the IBM
Linux ToolBox site.

When I try to install the python rpm package, it fails because it?s looking
for (7) dependencies listed below. The dependencies listed do seem to exist
on the server, and I have also successfully installed the openssl-0.9.8zg
package on the server.

Has anyone successfully installed Python 2.7 on AIX, and if so, did you need
to remediate any of these dependencies?
I have absolutely no experience with AIX. However, I can tell you
that none of the 'dependencies' listed below are absolutely necessary.
libcrypto.a(libcrypto.so.0.9.8) is needed by python-2.7.5-1
This is used by the hashlib module (and possibly _ssl; I'm not sure).
libexpat.a(libexpat.so.1) is needed by python-2.7.5-1
This is used in the xml package.
libgdbm.a(libgdbm.so.3) is needed by python-2.7.5-1
Used in the dbm package.
libreadline.a(libreadline.so.6) is needed by python-2.7.5-1
Used in the REPL and readline module.
libssl.a(libssl.so.0.9.8) is needed by python-2.7.5-1
Used in _ssl.
libtcl8.4.so is needed by python-2.7.5-1
libtk8.4.so is needed by python-2.7.5-1

8.4 is more or less obsolete. 8.5 came out 8 years ago and has had many
bugs fixed (now at 8.5.18). 8.6 came out 2 years ago and is even better.

Used by Tkinter.

If you want to use tkinter, you should, if possible, start with the
latest 8.6.0.4 or whatever.

So without those dependencies, those modules won't work, but
everything else will.

You may have better luck building Python yourself, and you'll get a
much newer Python that way.

And up to date dependencies.

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