[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] python on N770

From: Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Date: Sun Sep 17 20:40:20 EEST 2006
2006/9/17, Winston Wu <winston at ee.ucla.edu>:
> Hi,
> I installed python2.4-runtime by following the instruction on this website:
> http://pymaemo.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/.  When I ran python and
> typed "help", there is no help.  Did anyone have the same problem?  Here is
> what I did.

I would imagine the python would be a cut-down version given that the
target is an embedded device, so missing something that even programs
wouldn't use (I guess? I don't know if the help has any other function
than to serve as an interactive tutorial) is not that surprising.
Seems like a probable victim of the size<->features balancing one must
do for embedded...

> Nokia770-26:~# python
> Python 2.4.2 (#1, Jun 14 2006, 15:06:03)
> [GCC 3.4.4 (release) (CodeSourcery ARM 2005q3-2)] on linux2
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> >>> help
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> NameError: name 'help' is not defined
> >>>
> I have 2006OS.  I got the link above from 2006 Application Catalog page so I
> assume it's for 2006OS.

It wouldn't be possible to install or even run if it weren't, so yes :)

Kalle Vahlman, zuh at iki.fi
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