I wasn't exactly sure where to put this post, but this was my best guess:
I'm on a HPC and wanted to use vim as a python IDE and was trying to install my own version of vim (7.3) with a python interpreter. I use configure to enable pythoninterp but then I get a
checking Python version... 2.6
checking Python is 1.4 or better... yep
checking Python's install prefix... /usr
checking Python's execution prefix... /usr
checking Python's configuration directory...
can't find it!
Is this because it doesn't have the proper permissions to change something in /usr?
I was thinking I could install my own python on the HPC, but I'm not sure how to tell the vim installer not to look at the distro's version and to look at mine. As you can tell I'm supremely confused, and any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
As a side question, if I am going to install my own version of python on the HPC should I use iPython? Is there any drawbacks to using iPython instead in the unix environment?