I already have Python 3.4.3 installed but I want to leave that undisturbed and instead use the instructions to install another copy of Python 3 (being Python 3.6).
I'm following the second part of the instructions here : https://askubuntu.com/a/680828/257420 . Specifically I am downloading a version of Python and building it in the /opt directory.
When I execute the 'make' everything seems to work fine but having run the make in
/opt/Python-3.6.4 I'm expecting to find a
/opt/Python-3.6.4/bin/ and there is no such directory.
Given that I don't have a
bin I presume the make has failed ? Or should I be looking somewhere else for the
bin because times have changed since the answer I'm following was written ?
I am attempting to build Python 3.6.4 (https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.6.4/Python-3.6.4.tar.xz).
This is my env
glaucon@polo ~ $ inxi -S System: Host: polo Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Console: tty 4 Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
EDIT: I have just completed a
find / -name "python3"
while on as root and there was no sign of (for instance)
EDIT2 Here's the output from 'make' on subsequent invocations
polo Python-3.6.4 # make running build running build_ext INFO: Can't locate Tcl/Tk libs and/or headers Python build finished successfully! The necessary bits to build these optional modules were not found: _bz2 _lzma _tkinter To find the necessary bits, look in setup.py in detect_modules() for the module's name. The following modules found by detect_modules() in setup.py, have been built by the Makefile instead, as configured by the Setup files: atexit pwd time running build_scripts copying and adjusting /opt/Python-3.6.4/Tools/scripts/pydoc3 -> build/scripts-3.6 copying and adjusting /opt/Python-3.6.4/Tools/scripts/idle3 -> build/scripts-3.6 copying and adjusting /opt/Python-3.6.4/Tools/scripts/2to3 -> build/scripts-3.6 copying and adjusting /opt/Python-3.6.4/Tools/scripts/pyvenv -> build/scripts-3.6 changing mode of build/scripts-3.6/pydoc3 from 644 to 755 changing mode of build/scripts-3.6/idle3 from 644 to 755 changing mode of build/scripts-3.6/2to3 from 644 to 755 changing mode of build/scripts-3.6/pyvenv from 644 to 755 renaming build/scripts-3.6/pydoc3 to build/scripts-3.6/pydoc3.6 renaming build/scripts-3.6/idle3 to build/scripts-3.6/idle3.6 renaming build/scripts-3.6/2to3 to build/scripts-3.6/2to3-3.6 renaming build/scripts-3.6/pyvenv to build/scripts-3.6/pyvenv-3.6
Unfortunately the output from the first invocation of 'make' is lost and it was significantly different . Once I'm happy that my first attempt at 'make' was completely useless I will delete the
/opt/Python3.6.4 directory and repeat the 'make' while capturing the output.
EDIT3 Following information from @unixpower I did a 'make clean' followed by a 'make' and the output from that command is visbile at : https://pastebin.com/Bq04MXA0 .
Unfortunately there still isn't an
/opt/Python-3.6.4/bin . Just to confuse matters however I'm almost certain that the 'make' output finished somewhere differently the first time I used it than this last time !
Any comments would be welcome.