Compiling MLPY 2.1 on CentOS or RedHat Linux 5.4

by Forrest Sheng Bao

You do NOT have to compile MLPY from source code because it has compiled binary installation pack for Ubuntu/Debian. That is way convenient than compilation.

Step 1: Download MLPy from official download site.

Step 2: Make sure you have all required packages, especially Python >= 2.5 (the default Python version on CentOS/RHEL 5.4 is 2.4 ). O/w, you will have trouble like me.

Step 3: Set environment variables. Take a look at this. But be sure to delete those two variables after it. O/w, you will have weird problem with other compilation.

Step 4: Run as you compile and install other Python modules. On my system, it is:
python2.6 install --prefix=/home/bao/apps/Python-2.6

Please note that I used Python 2.6 interpreter.

Step 5: Test, optional
I tried this example. It worked!

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