Minix: When using ack, use "CC=cc AR=aal RANLIB=: ./configure"!
-SCO: 1) Everything works much better if you add -U__STDC__ to the
+SCO: The following only apply to SCO 3; Python builds out of the box
+ on SCO 5 (or so I've heard).
+ 1) Everything works much better if you add -U__STDC__ to the
defs. This is because all the SCO header files are broken.
Anything that isn't mentioned in the C standard is
conditionally excluded when __STDC__ is defined.
LIBS=' -lsocket -lcrypt_i'
- 3) According to at least one report, the above apply only to
- SCO 3 -- Python builds out of the box on SCO 5.
-SunOS 4.x: There seems to be a linker problem -- the linker doesn't
- like the dot in the library name "-lpython1.5". The simplest
- solution is to edit the "link:" target in Modules/Makefile to
- -L.. -lpython$(VERSION)
- When using the standard "cc" compiler, certain modules may
+SunOS 4.x: When using the standard "cc" compiler, certain modules may
not be compilable because they use non-K&R syntax. You should
be able to get a basic Python interpreter by commenting out
such modules in the Modules/Setup file, but I really recommend
Python's own web site has URL http://www.python.org/. Come visit us!
-There are a number of mirrors, listed on the home page -- try a mirror
+There are a number of mirrors, and a list of mirrors is accessible
+from the home page -- try a mirror that's close you you.
Python's own ftp site is ftp://ftp.python.org/pub/python/. There are
-numerous mirrors; see http://www.python.org/python/Mirrors.html for a
+numerous mirrors; the list of mirrors is accessible from
-Newsgroup and mailing list
-There are a newsgroup and a mailing list devoted to Python. The
-newsgroup, comp.lang.python, contains exactly the same messages as the
-mailing list (though not always in the same order, due to the
-mysterious nature of the Usenet news distribution algorithm). To
-subscribe to the mailing list, send mail containing your real name and
-e-mail address to "firstname.lastname@example.org". Use the same address
-if you want to unsibscribed. (A real person reads these messages, so
-no LISTPROC or Majordomo commands, please, and please be patient --
-normal turn-around time is about one working day.)
+Read comp.lang.python, a high-volume discussion newsgroup about
+Python, or comp.lang.python.announce, a low-volume moderated newsgroup
+for Python-related announcements. These are also accessible as
+mailing lists, see the next item.
-The Python web site contains a search form that lets you search the
-newsgroup archives (and the web site itself). Click on the "search"
-link in the banner menu on any page of http://www.python.org/.
+Archives are accessible via Deja News; the Python website has a
+query form for the archives at http://www.python.org/search/.
+See http://www.python.org/psa/MailingLists.html for an overview of the
+many Python related mailing lists.
-Bugs are best reported to the comp.lang.python newsgroup or the Python
-mailing list -- see the section "Newsgroup and mailing list" above.
-Before posting, check the newsgroup archives (see above) to see if
-your bug has already been reported! If you don't want to go public,
-send them to me: <email@example.com>.
+Bugs are best reported to the comp.lang.python newsgroup (or the
+Python mailing list) -- see the section "Newsgroups" above. Before
+posting, check the newsgroup archives (see above) to see if your bug
+has already been reported! If you don't want to go public, send them
+to me: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.