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.
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
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/
We already ship enough gui toolkits...