[Python-Dev] bz2 module fails to compile on Solaris 8

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 25 Apr 2003 15:38:36 -0400

> The bz2 module isn't compiling for me on Solaris 8:
>     building 'bz2' extension
>     gcc -g -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -I. -I/export/home/python/dist/src/./Include -I/usr/local/include -I/export/home/python/dist/src/Include -I/export/home/python/dist/src -c /export/home/python/dist/src/Modules/bz2module.c -o build/temp.solaris-2.8-sun4u-2.3/bz2module.o
>     cc1: warning: changing search order for system directory "/usr/local/include"
>     cc1: warning:   as it has already been specified as a non-system directory
>     /export/home/python/dist/src/Modules/bz2module.c: In function `Util_CatchBZ2Error':
>     /export/home/python/dist/src/Modules/bz2module.c:120: `BZ_CONFIG_ERROR' undeclared (first use in this function)
>     /export/home/python/dist/src/Modules/bz2module.c:120: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
>     ...
> This particular machine has a /usr/include/bzlib.h file with a copyright
> date of 1998.  There are several other BZ_*_ERROR defines, but not
> BZ_CONFIG_ERROR.  Adding a conditional define for that macro isn't
> sufficient to get it to compile.  I get lots of "structure has no ..."
> errors:
>     Modules/bz2module.c:1521: structure has no member named `total_out_hi32'
>     Modules/bz2module.c:1521: structure has no member named `total_out_lo32'
> Perhaps this version of bz2 lib is too old to use with Gustavo's module?

Again, maybe we should just give up on Solaris. :-(

Please work with Gustavo to fix this after the b1 release.  (I'm still
waiting for the "cvs tag" command to finish...)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)