Failed to compile GDB 7.2 with python support

Mathew Yeates mat.yeates@gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 20:37:00 GMT 2010


this is a hack, but you could do
LDFLAGS=-L<path to libpython2.6> ./configure

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Michel METZGER <michel.metzger@st.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I tried to compile GDB 7.2 with python support (2.6.6) under Linux and it fails during the configure phase.
> Python was compile like with:
>
>> ./configure --prefix=/tmp/python-2.6.6-install --enable-shared make
>> make install
>
> And GDB with
>
>> ./configure --with-python=/tmp/python-2.6.6-install
>> --prefix=/tmp/gdb-7.2-install make
>
> It fails during the execution of gdb/configure with the following message:
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> [...]
> checking whether to use python... /tmp/python-2.6.6-install/ checking for python2.6... no
> configure: error: no usable python found at /tmp/python-2.6.6-install/
> make[1]: *** [configure-gdb] Error 1
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
> The gdb/config.log tells me that configure failed to compile a test program to set up python.
> From what I understand, the faulty compilation command line is:
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> [...]
> configure:10682: gcc -o conftest -g -O2   -I/tmp/python-2.6.6-install/include -I/tmp/python-2.6.6-install/include    conftest.c -lncurses -lz -lm    -lpthread -ldl -lutil -lm -lpython2.6 >&5
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpython2.6
> [...]
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Apparently the -L/tmp/Python-2.6.6-install/lib is missing.
>
> What am I doing wrong?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Michel Metzger.
>



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