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

henning.vonbargen at henning.vonbargen at
Tue May 19 03:11:04 EDT 2009

> What do you get with:
> import thread
> thread.start_new_thread(int, ('1',2))

This results in the same error message:
thread.error: can't start new thread

> You probably want to start by figuring out which threading library is
> being used -- Python normally wants Posix threads, but IIRC, that's not
> the default on HP-UX, and you may need to fix the build process to use
> Posix.

You're probably right, but I'm lost here, since I'm neither a *nix nor
a HP-UX expert in building software from source. I'm used to
"configure; make; make install", which usually works well on other


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