February 2nd, 2005, 01:18 PM
Linux / Solaris python question
Here is my situation: I've got a python script that I wrote on a Linux box, and I need to try to deploy it to a Solaris 8 box.
The problem being, that I cannot install python on the Solaris box.
Does anyone have any experience using distutils or any other distribution tools to create a build that would run on Solaris?
Do I have to actually compile python on a solaris box, to get the proper libpython.so etc., or is there a way to make a Solaris compatible binary distro on linux without installing python on the Solaris box.
I am guessing I am out of luck here, but if you have done this before, let me know.
February 2nd, 2005, 02:49 PM
You can download Python 2.2.3 from Sun - it is part of their unsupported freeware CD. You will need to register, but it is free. The URL is http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/freeware/. From that page you can either choose to download the freeware CD image or individual packages.
If you need a more recent version then I think your best bet is to download and compile the sources. It is not that much more complex than downloading and installing a binary package.
Dave - The Developers' Coach
Last edited by DevCoach; February 2nd, 2005 at 04:12 PM.
February 3rd, 2005, 12:44 PM
My problem is, that I cannot install Python on that hardware, as it is a production box with fairly stringent rules regarding what can be installed on it. But, it is okay if I am only installing the necessary runtime and library files for the script to run.
I would love to install Python on this box, but I just can't get approval to do that.
Anyone ever built a binary distribution for Solaris on Linux?
February 3rd, 2005, 03:41 PM
I have, but only once and it was several years ago. As far as I can recall you just need to unpack the source files and run make - it really was no more dificult than doing a binary install.
Here are the instructions from the website:
Dave - The Developers' Coach
February 3rd, 2005, 06:59 PM
"Python" is "the necessary runtime and library files".
Being an interpreted language, there's no difference between the interpreter that you develop with and the interpreter you run with afterwards - as you seem to know, but I'm just restating it because it makes your request seem a little weird.
Does the machine have Java on it? Depending on what your code does, you might be able to port it to Jython (nb: I know nothing about Jython).
February 4th, 2005, 01:07 PM
It does have Java, so I ended up writing a java class to do it.
To clarify---I would be allowed to copy the runtime,libs etc, to the box. I just cannot get the sysadmin to allow me to do a full make/make install on the system.
I may just have to try to find a test box that is Solaris, and compile it there, and then copy the files over manually for my needs.