[C++-sig] boost::python std::vector< std::string > crash

John Reid j.reid at mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk
Fri Jun 30 15:13:33 CEST 2006

Ok this seems to be a crash in debug mode when I am picking up the 
release version of boost_python.dll in my path.

How to make boost build v1 install boost_python.dll next to my 
extension? Or do I need to manually copy the correct (debug/release) 
version every time I want to debug or run the release version?

I've tried adding


to my stage target to no avail.

I have followed the 'Creating Packages' guidelines in the 'General 
Techniques' documentation but could not find any documentation on how to 
set up a build environment where I can alternate between debug and 
release builds easily.


John Reid wrote:
> John Reid wrote:
>>Joel de Guzman wrote:
>>>That's odd. I can't reproduce your results. To be sure, I added
>>>your test in libs/python/test/vector_indexing_suite.cpp/py.
>>>I'm getting no crash. Please check out the test suite and run it.
> I've investigated further. I wasn't aware of the correct way to run the 
> python tests. Now I've recompiled a clean version of boost cvs_head 
> everything works ok if I run the tests using 'bjam -sPYTHON_TEST_ARGS= 
> test' in the 'boost\libs\python\test' directory.
> What might be relevant is that if I run 'bjam' with no arguments, I can 
> generate 'vector_indexing_suite_ext.pyd' in the 
> 'boost\bin\boost\libs\python\test\vector_indexing_suite_ext.pyd\vc-8_0\debug\threading-multi'
> directory. When I manually set PYTHONPATH to this directory and run 
> 'python vector_indexing_suite.py' I get the crash as before. Is this 
> expected, relevant and/or interesting? I would have thought this would 
> just have run that particular test.
> Any help appreciated as always. Thanks,
> John.

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