Installation of Python 2.6 error fixed

I wanted to install python2.6 in a virtual environment. The first step was to compile python 2.6 executable from the source code.

Once the source are extracted, just type:

./configure --prefix=<PATH_WHERE_TO_INSTALL>

If you are lucky, everything is smooth and you then just need to type

make install

In my case, under Linux Fedora, I got these error message:

gcc -pthread -c -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes  -I. -IInclude -I./Include   -DPy_BUILD_CORE -DSVNVERSION=\"`LC_ALL=C svnversion .`\" -o Modules/getbuildinfo.o ./Modules/getbuildinfo.c
gcc: error: directory": No such file or directory
make: *** [Modules/getbuildinfo.o] Error 1

Looking into the c source file, I figured out that the issue is related to a SVN problem. Indeed, the SVNVERSION variable needs to be defined in your environement.

Figure out what is the svn version first (svn –version) and type something like:

export SVNVERSION=1.7.8  # or whatever is your version

It worked for me.

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