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

Sune Vuorela reportbug at pusling.com
Wed Apr 2 16:11:34 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 02 April 2008, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> 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.

A little more analysis.

If I ask specifically for -lboost_python-py24 or -lboost_python-py25 
or -lboost_python-mt-py24 or -lboost_python-py25, kdeedu seems to build 
properly. If I just ask for one of the defaults (-lboost_python 
or -lboost_python-mt it doesn't build)

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

The sequence of installation described here leaves it without those symlinks:


The build scripts tries to figure out the correct boost_python by trying the 

"-lboost_python-mt" "-lboost_python-gcc-mt-1_32" "-lboost_python-gcc-mt-1_31" "-lboost_python-gcc-mt" "-lboost_python"
and see if anyone succeeds.

kdeedu build doesn't fail by itself if it isn't found as it is only optional, 
but we test afterwards if it is actually build.


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