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Bug 42378 - Request for Enhancement: wxGTK and wxPython
Request for Enhancement: wxGTK and wxPython
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: python (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-26 04:16 EDT by Bryan J. Smith
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-13 19:40:25 EDT
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Description Bryan J. Smith 2001-05-26 04:16:41 EDT
Being that RedHat is one big, happy Python and GTK asylum for many of us,
might I suggest RedHat consider including wxGTK (the Linux support
component for the cross-platform, C++ wxWindows development system) and
wxPython (Python bindings for wxWindows) in a future release (possibly

wxWindows (and, thus, wxGTK) is now licensed and distributed under the
LGPL, along with its wxPython offspring as well.  SRPMS are easily built
and installed for both, integrating quite nicely with Python1.5 (1.5.2) on
my system (under its ./site-packages subdirectory).  I presume with the
proper options, they can be built for Python2 (2.0.3) as well (and
installed under its respective ./site-packages subdirectory).

Given the fact that space is at a premium on the binary CDs, putting these
two packages on the Powertools CD is perfectly acceptable to me.
Comment 1 R P Herrold 2001-10-16 14:12:30 EDT
SRPMs appear to be readily available at:


but that SRPM needs, and does not presently articulate a dependency for 
distutil's ...  While present in python 1.6 and later, for people using the 
1.5.2 version which ships with RH 7.1, that missing component appears to be at: 


It does not appear to have been packaged with a SPEC file, although the 
packagine seems straightforward from the description
Comment 2 R P Herrold 2001-10-17 16:16:54 EDT
distutils ... appears to be present, with Variant capitalization, in RH 7.1 
already ... as Distutils

[root@serverc /root]# rpm -qi Distutils
Name        : Distutils                    Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version     : 1.0.1                             Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 3                             Build Date: Fri Dec  1 12:52:53 
2000Install date: Wed Oct 17 16:09:02 2001      Build Host: 
Group       : Development/Libraries         Source RPM: 
Size        : 1102191                          License: Python
Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL         : http://www.python.org/sigs/distutils-sig/
Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-08-13 19:40:20 EDT
We already ship enough gui toolkits...

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