[C++-sig] can't get Boost.Python tutorial's "Hello World" example to work (on linux)

Joel de Guzman joel at boost-consulting.com
Tue Oct 30 18:49:49 CET 2007

ted sandler wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am running linux, and although the Boost.Python "Quickstart" example
> works fine, I am not able to get the Boost.Python "Hello World" example
> working.
> The quickstart example is located here
> http://www.boost.org/libs/python/doc/building.html.
> The hello-world example is located here:
> http://www.boost.org/libs/python/doc/tutorial/doc/html/python/hello.html.
> There are problems with the documentation on the hello-world web page
> (I guess it's out of date).  The example files in the Boost-distribution
> are different from those described in the "hello-world" tutorial.
> Specifically, the Boost distribution contains a "Jamroot" file while the
> web page discusses both a "Jamfile" and a "Jamrules" file (whose
> hyperlink is broken).
> Anyway, when I cd to the "hello-world" example directory and type bjam
> at the prompt, bjam fails with the error message I've listed below.  Any
> help getting me up and running here would be great!

Seems the tutorial is outdated indeed. I'll need to update the
tutorial. In the meantime, see this thread:

     "Trouble with Boost.Python tutorial"

where Dave suggests: "I suggest you work with
http://www.boost.org/libs/python/doc/building.html until the
tutorial gets fixed up."

Joel de Guzman

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