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Installing wxPython and Friends

Dear All,

I need to install wxPython to run some programs that interest me. I
have had numerous problems, probably due to knowing little about the
packages and python, and taking the computer over from soemone else.

I have recently carried out a clean install of Linux RH 9.0, hoping
this may eleviate the problems.

I hoped that the prerequisites would already be installed, but I doubt
this now after getting the message:

usr/include/gtk-2.0/gtk/gtktypeutils.h:66:1: warning: "GTK_CLASS_TYPE"
redefined
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1

I looked at previous replies to this error and the suggestions were
that I install wxGTK2 which I have tried to do but get the following
error:
src/generic/dirdlgg.cpp: In member function `void
wxDirCtrl::OnExpandItem(wxTreeEvent&)':
src/generic/dirdlgg.cpp:334: choosing `char wxString::operator[](int) const' over `char& wxString::operator[](unsigned int)'
src/generic/dirdlgg.cpp:334: because worst conversion for the former is better than worst conversion for the latter
make: *** [dirdlgg.o] Error 1

I have no idea how I get round this. ANy suggestions would be
appreciated, as I fear that I'm installing packages on top fo packages
and making the situation worse.

Many Thanks

James
Jul 18 '05 #1
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gi*******@hotmail.com (JamesW) wrote:
I need to install wxPython to run some programs that interest me. I
have had numerous problems, probably due to knowing little about the
packages and python, and taking the computer over from soemone else.

I have recently carried out a clean install of Linux RH 9.0, hoping
this may eleviate the problems.

[snip]

Same here, I suspect RedHat 9 is broken (they usually have a missing
symlink or two, like when they broke GCC3)

I managed to compile GLib but then ATK couldn't find it, so I couldn't
even get as far as installing GTK+ let alone wxGTK.

I'm going to have a look through the RH9 install CD's to see if there
are GLib, ATK and GTK+ RPMs I can install. If I get it working, I'll
report back here.

I thought compiling Python, PyQt, TK etc was a nightmare, this is just
taking the Mickey!

wxPython/wxWindows installed like a dream under Windows XP of course,
this is why Linux will never hit the desktop as everyone hopes, the
average user would struggle with RPM/Apt let alone compilation!

For the moment I'm back to PyQt/TKinter for Linux and wxPython/TKinter
for Windows (until Trolltech sort out a non-commercial/GPL Windows Qt
license!)
Jul 18 '05 #2
OK, I take it all back - I looked on RedHat 9 CD #1 and rpm -Uvh'd
GTK2 and it informed me I already had 2.2.1 installed.

So that meant I could skip trying to install ATK/GLib2 and just went
straight onto installing wxGTK and wxPython from RPMs too!

I then installed McMillan Installer and UPX and now have Windows and
Linux distributable wxPython/TKinter apps - bloody great! Installer is
so much nicer than py2exe too.

I might just forget PyQT now....
Jul 18 '05 #3
simo, from whence did you get the wxGTK and wxPython rpms. The ones I
got just kinda died on me...

Lets hope I have the same luck

si************@yahoo.co.uk (simo) wrote in message news:<30**************************@posting.google. com>...
OK, I take it all back - I looked on RedHat 9 CD #1 and rpm -Uvh'd
GTK2 and it informed me I already had 2.2.1 installed.

So that meant I could skip trying to install ATK/GLib2 and just went
straight onto installing wxGTK and wxPython from RPMs too!

I then installed McMillan Installer and UPX and now have Windows and
Linux distributable wxPython/TKinter apps - bloody great! Installer is
so much nicer than py2exe too.

I might just forget PyQT now..

Jul 18 '05 #4
In article <27**************************@posting.google.com >, JamesW wrote:
simo, from whence did you get the wxGTK and wxPython rpms. The ones I
got just kinda died on me...

Lets hope I have the same luck


Well, I haven't followed this from the begining, but I also run RH9
and no problems what so ever. I got the RPMs from the wxpython site
(http://www.wxpython.org/download.php).

Now granted I did the GTK1 install, and that was just a question of
reading the 'prerequisites' section downloading the rpms and install
them. Boa constructor (which is why I got it in the first place) was
no problem to install either.

If you have any problems, or I've misunderstood just drop me a line.

Stefan,
--
Stefan Axelsson (email at http://www.cs.chalmers.se/~sax)
Jul 18 '05 #5
These are the RPM's I used:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/w...2.4-1.i386.rpm

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/w...4.2-1.i386.rpm

Maybe you tried the static wxWindows RPM? What did rpm say when it
baulked - did you use 'rpm -Uvh' as root?
Jul 18 '05 #6

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