I am trying to build a java based dictionary for offline use based on
jython.For this the backend dictionary will be wordnet. To access
wordnet from a swing GUI in jython, i want to use the pywordnet
library. I have the source code of the library but it refuses to
compile with python2.1.
It works fine under python2.3 after some problems with the path.
I wanted to know if the following error while compiling the script
with python2.1 was because lack of hindsight on the authors part.
suman@...:~/downloads/DL/pywordnet-2.0.1$ python2.1 setup.py install
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "setup.py", line 8, in ?
py_modules=["wordnet", "wntools", "concordance"],
File "/usr/lib/python2.1/distutils/core.py", line 138, in setup
File "/usr/lib/python2.1/distutils/dist.py", line 899, in run_commands
File "/usr/lib/python2.1/distutils/dist.py", line 918, in run_command
File "/usr/lib/python2.1/distutils/cmd.py", line 112, in ensure_finalized
File "/usr/lib/python2.1/distutils/command/install.py", line 256, in
(prefix, exec_prefix) = get_config_vars('prefix', 'exec_prefix')
File "/usr/lib/python2.1/distutils/sysconfig.py", line 370, in get_config_vars
File "/usr/lib/python2.1/distutils/sysconfig.py", line 302, in _init_posix
raise DistutilsPlatformError, my_msg
distutils.errors.DistutilsPlatformError: invalid Python installation:
unable to open /usr/lib/python2.1/config/Makefile (No such file or
I mailed the author about the issue. But as he did not reply i plan to
do the changes myself.
If anyone of you have a clue of what needs to be changed or working on
a similar project,please let me know.