[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#473973: Bug#473973: libboost-python-dev: rdeps fails to built - python packaging seems weird

Steve M. Robbins steve at sumost.ca
Wed Apr 2 15:47:09 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 02:21:17PM +0200, Sune Vuorela wrote:

> Justification: packaging on crack

That's a little harsh considering the limited analysis you presented.

> Looking at the newer boost-python-dev packages, I see tihs:
> $ dpkg -L libboost-python-dev | grep /usr/lib

  [ ... ]

> Now - anything that tries linking with -lpython_boost or
> -lpython_boost-mt fails.

I'm assuming you really meant -lboost_python and -lboost_python-mt

> Why aren't there default python symlinks ?

There are default symlinks.  You won't see them in "dpkg -L" output
because they are created by the postinst script, depending on which
python you have installed.  You should see something like:

 /usr/lib/libboost_python-mt.so -> libboost_python-mt-py24.so
 /usr/lib/libboost_python.so -> libboost_python-py24.so

What is output of 
	dpkg l python
	ls -l /usr/lib/libboost_python{,-mt}.so

If the latter doesn't show the symlinks, run
	sudo /usr/share/python/runtime.d/libboost-python-dev.rtupdate rtupdate none python2.4
	ls -l /usr/lib/libboost_python{,-mt}.so

If there are no symlinks at install time, then please help me to
understand what went wrong.  There was a bug in the -8 and -9 versions
in that boost-python-dev failed to install if no python was installed
(#473607).  This is fixed in -10.  

However, -10 has a bug in that you can install libboost-python-dev
without python and get no compatibility scripts.  I had thought that
the subsequent install of python would run the rtupdate script and
create the symlinks, but that does not seem be the case.  If this is
your situation, you can work around it by invoking rtupdate as shown

Please let me know what sequence of package installs (and what version
of libboost-python-dev) led to the situation of no symlinks.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
Url : http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-boost-devel/attachments/20080402/fa0baeca/attachment.pgp 

More information about the pkg-boost-devel mailing list