bugGNU Wget - Bugs: bug #52986, Does not compile due to Python


bug #52986: Does not compile due to Python

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sat 27 Jan 2018 06:45:44 PM UTC
Category:  Build/Install Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  mikhail Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  1.19.2
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows Reproducibility:  None
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Regression:  None Work Required:  None
Patch Included:  None
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Sat 27 Jan 2018 08:30:06 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Is the right python version on your path ? You can also set the python path using PYTHON env variable for the ./configure run.

Also check that python.m4 is installed on your system (e.g. with 'locate python.m4') and that it is not outdated.

And you could see if config.log gives you some hints (search for 'python' in that file). Here with python 3.6.4 it looks like

configure:7134: checking for a Python interpreter with version >= 3.0
configure:7160: result: python3
configure:7168: checking for python3
configure:7198: result: /usr/bin/python3
configure:7216: checking for python3 version
configure:7223: result: 3.6
configure:7235: checking for python3 platform
configure:7242: result: linux
configure:7268: checking for python3 script directory
configure:7303: result: ${prefix}/lib/python3.6/site-packages
configure:7312: checking for python3 extension module directory
configure:7347: result: ${exec_prefix}/lib/python3.6/site-packages

Tim Ruehsen <rockdaboot>
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Sat 27 Jan 2018 06:45:44 PM UTC, original submission:  


Wget is a great piece of software.

I way trying to run ./configure for wget 1.19.4 on Cygwin64 and got an error.

It says about my Python interpreter

> version is >= 3.0... no
> configure: error: Python interpreter is too old

In fact my Python is version 3.6.4.

Probably some strange bug while testing for version.

Thank you,



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