[Python-Dev] Installation fails under Solaris 2.7 or 2.8 with binutils 2.13

Andrew Koenig ark@research.att.com
Fri, 20 Sep 2002 14:54:24 -0400 (EDT)

Nick Clifton at Red Hat has been kind enough to figure out for me why
I had been unable to install Python on Solaris 2.7 or 2.8 when using
binutils 2.13.  The problem turns out to be a change in default
options with 2.13 that affects dynamic linking.

I'm mentioning the problem here in the hope that someone will pick
up the patch I've put in with the bug report on Sourceforge
and include it as part of the next Python release.