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Tim Cook wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-06-30 at 14:35 -0400, Tres Seaver wrote:
> 
>> While I know that Mac people often report problems building lxml, I
>> never have issues building lxml on Linux:  the '--static-deps' option is
>> a sufficient workaround for variants with too-old versions of libxml2 /
>> libxslt.
> 
> I do not know what platform you are running but I have had my share of
> frustrations with lxml on Fedora and Ubuntu on x86_64.

I haven't had issues with lxml on 32- or 64-bit versions of either
Fedora or Ubuntu any time within the last eighteen months or so.  I just
 easy_installed it into a fresh virtualenv on Ubuntu x86_64:

 $ gunzip -c /usr/share/doc/ubuntu-standard/changelog.gz | head -1
 ubuntu-meta (1.124) intrepid; urgency=low
 $ uname -a
 Linux mred 2.6.27-14-generic #1 SMP Wed Apr 15 19:29:46 UTC 2009 \
    x86_64 GNU/Linux
 $ /opt/Python-2.6.2/bin/virtualenv --no-site-packages /tmp/lxml
 ...
 $ /tmp/lxml/bin/easy_install lxml
 Searching for lxml
 Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/lxml/
 Reading http://codespeak.net/lxml
 Best match: lxml 2.2.2
 Downloading http://codespeak.net/lxml/lxml-2.2.2.tgz
 Processing lxml-2.2.2.tgz
 Running lxml-2.2.2/setup.py -q bdist_egg --dist-dir \
   /tmp/easy_install-Gyfz1B/lxml-2.2.2/egg-dist-tmp-xMuOwQ
 Building lxml version 2.2.2.
 NOTE: Trying to build without Cython, pre-generated \
   'src/lxml/lxml.etree.c' needs to be available.
 Using build configuration of libxslt 1.1.24
 Building against libxml2/libxslt in the following directory: /usr/lib
 Adding lxml 2.2.2 to easy-install.pth file

 Installed  \
 /tmp/lxml/lib/python2.6/site-packages/lxml-2.2.2-py2.6-linux-x86_64.egg
 Processing dependencies for lxml
 Finished processing dependencies for lxml


Tres.
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