boost.python on Debian

Pierre Barbier de Reuille pierre_dot_barbier at
Mon Jan 16 15:54:22 CET 2006

Joe bloggs a écrit :
> Can anyone tell me how to get boost.python to work on Debian Sarge?
> When I try to build the tutorial hello world example bjam reports:
> /usr/share/doc/libboost-doc/examples/libs/python/example/boost-build.jam
> attempted to load the build system by invoking
>         'boost-build ../../../tools/build/v1 ;'
> but we were unable to find "bootstrap.jam" in the specified directory or
> in BOOST_BUILD_PATH (searching 
> /usr/share/doc/libboost-doc/examples/libs/python/example/../../../tools/build/v1,
> /usr/share/boost-build).
> I have looked for 'bootstrap.jam' but it doesn't exist on my system. 
> I suppose that the Debian boost package doesn't have the same structure as
> the official one, and is missing some files. 
> Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

Well, is :

$ apt-get install libboost-python-dev

a valid answer ? Because the Boost project itself maintains the debian
packages, they are always very up-to-date ...


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