I needed to test one of my programs on Linux. It’s written in Python using wxPython. I am using the version that is still in development wxPython 2.9. There are prebuild versions for Mac and Windows but unfortunately, there isn’t a prebuild package for Linux so I had to compile it myself. However I ran into some problems making it compile, and since others might have similar problems I’ll think I would document it.
Download the wxpython 2.9 source here
First, there is a problem with the wxPython 2.9.4 that makes the compile fail. Someone has made a patch to fix this. It can be downloaded
To apply the patch change to the root folder of the wxPython source tree and run
patch -p0 < wxPython-src-184.108.40.206.patch
Install the necessary packages for wxPython to compile and function
sudo apt-get install build-essential libgtk2.0-dev freeglut3-dev libgstreamer0.10-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev python2.7-dev libwebkitgtk*
Compile and install wxPython
cd wxpython ./build-wxpython.py sudo ./build-wxpython.py --install sudo ldconfig
If everything finish without errors you can test if wxPython was correctly installed with the following.
python import wxversion wxversion.select('2.9') import wx