linking problems with Python C API

Jeffrey Holle jeff.holle at
Wed Jan 28 21:54:00 CET 2004

I am working on a Linux system using gcc v3.3 and python v2.3.2
I have a problem linking a cpp program to a shared library that uses the 
Python C API.
With just referencing this shared library, I get unresolved references like:
This is just a sample, there are actually 130 of similarly named functions.

The only other library that I have tried, 
/usr/local/lib/python2.3/config/libpython2.3.a, causes more trouble, to 
the point that makes me believe this is a misdirection.

Can anybody tell me what library I should be linking to?

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