compilation problem of python on AIX 6.1

Aahz aahz at
Tue Jul 14 09:55:37 EDT 2009

In article <51c556a8-7277-474d-821f-190adf155c75 at>,
Amit  <amit.kumar.iitr at> wrote:
>THen I decided to compile python 2.5.4 on my AIX box. I downloaded the
>python source code from and tried to compile on my AIX
>both using gcc.
>	case $MAKEFLAGS in  *-s*)  CC='gcc -pthread' LDSHARED='./Modules/
>ld_so_aix gcc -pthread -bI:Modules/python.exp' OPT='-DNDEBUG -g -
>fwrapv -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes' ./python -E ./ -q
>build;;  *)  CC='gcc -pthread' LDSHARED='./Modules/ld_so_aix gcc -
>pthread -bI:Modules/python.exp' OPT='-DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O3 -Wall -
>Wstrict-prototypes' ./python -E ./ build;;  esac
>running build
>running build_ext
>building 'bz2' extension
>gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O3 -Wall -
>Wstrict-prototypes -I. -I/avre/Python-2.5.4/./Include -I. -IInclude -
>I./Include -I/avre/Python-2.5.4/Include -I/avre/Python-2.5.4 -c /avre/
>Python-2.5.4/Modules/bz2module.c -o build/temp.aix-6.1-2.5/avre/
>building '_tkinter' extension
>./Modules/ld_so_aix gcc -pthread -bI:Modules/python.exp build/
>temp.aix-6.1-2.5/avre/Python-2.5.4/Modules/_tkinter.o build/
>temp.aix-6.1-2.5/avre/Python-2.5.4/Modules/tkappinit.o -L/usr/X11/lib -
>ltk8.4 -ltcl8.4 -lX11 -o build/lib.aix-6.1-2.5/
>*** WARNING: renaming "_tkinter" since importing it failed: 	0509-022
>Cannot load module build/lib.aix-6.1-2.5.
>	0509-026 System error: A file or directory in the path name does not

This looks like a generic AIX compilation error finding system libraries;
you probably will get better results from asking on an AIX forum.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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