build of python 1.5.2 with threads on SunOs 5.6 fails

Thomas Bryan tbryan at
Fri Jun 4 09:03:51 EDT 1999

Joachim Schmitz wrote:
> > A 'make clean' might be the easy way to fix your problem.
> >
> That obviously didn´t remove libpython1.5.a. After removing it and doing a
> make again, it works now.

I blew a couple of hours on this problem once.  
I should have looked at the Makefile a lot sooner.

"make clean" simply removes object files and such.

"make clobber" does a "make clean" and removes a previous run's 
libpython, python executable, and configuration information.  If 
you want to build Python a second time with a new configuration, 
run "make clobber" before reconfiguring and running make.

Tom Bryan
Applied Research Laboratories
University of Texas at Austin

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