[Python-Dev] Python 2.1.1

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Thu, 12 Jul 2001 18:43:19 +0200

On Thu, Jul 12, 2001 at 11:33:13AM -0500, Skip Montanaro wrote:

>     Thomas> Both of these are distutils-build related, and I'm not sure on
>     Thomas> the 'right' fix on either. The latter also applies to 'bsddb',
>     Thomas> by the way, and is especially annoying to me, because I'm
>     Thomas> running Debian on more and more machines :) Does anyone who
>     Thomas> understands setup.py have time to look at these before a week
>     Thomas> from friday, when 2.1.1-final is scheduled ?

> I just added another variant (with a patch): bsddb build on Mandrake 8.0 is
> broken because it doesn't account for the libdb* shared library when
> creating bsddb.so:
>     https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=440725&group_id=5470&atid=105470

> Thomas, I'm not sure if this applies to your Debian build woes, but
> perhaps it will help.

Yes, it does! Now bsddb builds, but dbmmodule still doesn't. It seems that's
because setup.py only checks for libndbm.so, and not for libdbX.so, which
also have a DBM implementation (IIRC), or libgdbm.so, which has one too.

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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