[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#595786: libboost-python-dev: Boost Python should also be compiled against Python3

Andreas Kloeckner inform at tiker.net
Tue Sep 14 05:40:44 UTC 2010

On Sun, 12 Sep 2010 11:36:03 -0500, "Steve M. Robbins" <steve at sumost.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 12:22:07PM -0400, Andreas Kloeckner wrote:
> > I very much appreciate that you already compile Boost Python against
> > Python 2.5 and 2.6. Since upstream already also supports Python3, it
> > would be nice to also compile against whatever the currently supported
> > version of Python3 is (3.1 as of this writing).
> I agree.  Unfortunately, when I tried building Boost 1.44 (just
> uploaded to experimental), it failed to build Boost.MPI.  I posted the
> build failure to the Boost list [1] but no response yet.

Thanks for your help!

I've attached a patch for the build failure. It compiles, but is
otherwise untested. Would you mind forwarding this to the boost guys for


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