Python with thread support?????????
thomas at xs4all.net
Mon May 22 00:10:04 CEST 2000
On Sun, May 21, 2000 at 06:53:31PM +0000, zambak wrote:
> I have tried to compile Python --with-thread support but I was
> unsuccessful...Compile goes fine but linkage fails....
> I have tried this on Linux (RedHat 6.2 with gcc) and on AIX (v126.96.36.199
> with C for AIX v4.4) with no sucess....
Try explaining the problem. Did you have a thread library available ? (Is
there a 'libpthread.so' or some such available, on your Linux system ? I'm
not sure what the AIX threading lib is called, possibly the same.) What goes
wrong with linking, does it complain about a library it can't find ? About a
symbol it can't resolve ? About 'no space left on device' ? It can be
anything, you see ;-P
> After further investigation I think that python will only work with
> Sjorg portable C Thread lib.....That's what I read in
> Now is this true and if it is where can I get this trhead
It's 'Sjoerd', not 'Sjorg'. I'm not sure what the remark is about, but it
could be an ancient relic from Way Back... Sjoerd is a dutch name, after all
;) As far as I know, you do not need a specific third party library to build
Python with threads, but you *do* need threads native on your system. Linux
has native threads, installed by default, and I would be suprised if AIX
didn't have them -- but you might have to install them seperately ?
> Where can I get some info on compiling Python with threads also???
All the information you need is in the README. It basically goes like this:
make distclean # necessary if you already configured this tree before.
./configure --with-threads #--prefix=etc
You can edit 'Modules/Setup' (after you copy Modules/Setup.in to Setup),
between the 'configure' and 'make', if you wish to include/exclude some
modules. (Highly recommended, if only to turn on shared modules.)
Thomas Wouters <thomas at xs4all.net>
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