How to build Python 2.6.2 on HP-UX Itanium with thread support?

henning.vonbargen at henning.vonbargen at
Wed May 13 03:18:54 EDT 2009

New info: The problem is not related to the specific program - it is
definitely a build problem, as the following test shows:
Python 2.6.2 (r262:71600, Apr 28 2009, 17:38:15)
[GCC 4.2.3] on hp-ux11
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>>> import threading
>>> threading._test()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/", line 952, in _test
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/", line 471, in start
    _start_new_thread(self.__bootstrap, ())
thread.error: can't start new thread

The compiler I used was GCC 4.2.3

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