[Zope] zlib.so problem installing Zope-2.7.3-0

Chris McDonough chrism at plope.com
Sun Nov 14 14:39:44 EST 2004

Try recompiling Python while you've got zlib installed.

- C

On Sun, 2004-11-14 at 12:09, daroczy wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have installed SUSE 9.1 then have upgraded to Python-2.3.4 . I have compiled 
> it.
> Then I have compiled Zope-2.7.3-0. As result it has appeared the following 
> message
> peter at linux:~/Documents/zope/Zope-2.7.3-0> ./configure --prefix=/opt/zope
> Configuring Zope installation
> Testing for an acceptable Python interpreter...
> Python version 2.3.4 found at /usr/local/bin/python
> The optimum Python version (2.3.4) was found at /usr/local/bin/python.
> The Python interpreter you are using does not appear to have the 'zlib'
> library module installed.  For Zope to be able to run, you must install a
> Python interpreter which includes the zlib module, or install the zlib library
> into your Python interpreter manually.  The file which represents the library
> is named 'zlib.so' (UNIX) or 'zlib.dll' (Windows) and is typically located in
> the 'lib-dynload' directory of your Python's library directory.  Some
> Python packagers ship the zlib module as a separate installable binary. If you
> are using a system-provided Python installation, you may want to look for
> a 'python-zlib' package (or something like it) and install it to make the
> Python zlib module available to Zope.
> Run the configure script with the --ignore-zlib option to prevent this
> warning with the understanding that Zope will not start properly until
> you've installed the zlib module.
> Well, I have compiled zlib-1.2.1 
> ./configure -s; make test
> make install
> *** zlib test OK ***
> As I have recompiled Zope-2.7.3-0 I have received again the message you see 
> above.
> I checked the /usr/lib/python/lib-dynload directory. The zlib.so is there.
> What have I made wrong?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks.
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