error compiling python, and "plat-linux2" versus "plat-linux3"

Discussion in 'Python' started by Robert P. J. Day, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. i may have asked about this once upon a time but i'm still fighting
    with it so i'll throw myself on the mercy of the list and ask again.
    (and if there's a better forum for this question, let me know.)

    i'm using the development environment wind river linux 4.2
    (hereafter just "WRL") to configure and build an entire embedded
    system, and that build is failing when it comes to compile
    python-2.6.2. i *think* i have an idea what the general problem is,
    but i need help to narrow it down.

    here's the tail end of the build process:

    ===== begin snippet =====

    Checking for unpackaged file(s): /home/rpjday/WindRiver/projects/42/glibc_std/host-cross/bin/../lib64/rpm/check-files /home/rpjday/WindRiver/projects/42/glibc_std/build/INSTALL_STAGE/python-2.6.2
    error: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:

    RPM build errors:
    File not found: /home/rpjday/WindRiver/projects/42/glibc_std/build/INSTALL_STAGE/python-2.6.2/usr/lib64/python2.6/plat-linux2
    Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:
    /home/rpjday/WindRiver/projects/42/glibc_std/scripts/ *** [python.install] Error 1
    /home/rpjday/WindRiver/projects/42/glibc_std/scripts/ *** [python.buildlogger] Error 2
    /home/rpjday/WindRiver/projects/42/glibc_std/scripts/Makefile.common.epilogue:37: *** [all] Error 2
    GNUmakefile:55: *** [all] Error 2

    #0 all at /home/rpjday/WindRiver/projects/42/glibc_std/build/GNUmakefile:55
    remake[2]: Leaving directory `/home/rpjday/WindRiver/projects/42/glibc_std/build'
    Command-line arguments:
    Makefile:831: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

    #0 all-recursive at /home/rpjday/WindRiver/projects/42/glibc_std/Makefile:831
    remake[1]: Leaving directory `/home/rpjday/WindRiver/projects/42/glibc_std'
    Command-line arguments:
    make: *** [all] Error 2

    ===== end snippet =====

    note the references to "plat-linux3" above -- i think that's what's
    killing me as i'm doing all this on a ubuntu 11.04 system with my own
    hand-rolled 3.x kernel and i think there's a step in the python build
    process that can't handle a running kernel with version "3.*". this
    is my suspicion as i've already found another location in the WRL
    build that clearly never imagined it would be run on a 3.x kernel (it
    recognized only "2.x" kernels as a hardcoded value.)

    another reason i think it's something like this is if i run just the
    prep step -- that is, untar the python-2.6.2 tarball and apply the
    WRL patches -- here's what i get in the resulting directory:

    $ grep -r plat-linux2 *
    Doc/install/index.rst: ['', '/usr/local/lib/python2.3',
    Doc/install/index.rst:'/www/python/lib/pythonX.Y/plat-linux2', ...]``.
    Misc/HISTORY: * Lib/plat-sunos5/, Lib/plat-linux2/
    Misc/HISTORY:e.g. lib-tk, lib-stdwin, plat-win, plat-linux2,
    plat-sunos5, dos-8x3.

    as you can see, it's all *hardcoded* references to "plat-linux2" so
    it's a mystery as to where the references to "plat-linux3" are coming
    from during the build process, which is why i suspect the reason i
    gave above -- that nothing took into account that this build would be
    done on a 3.x kernel.

    can anyone shed light on this? can anyone else *try* this on a
    system with a 3.x kernel and let me know what they get? i'm about to
    just hack the source and change that to "plat-linux3" to see what
    happens, but it would be nice to do something more intelligent.



    Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

    Robert P. J. Day, Aug 4, 2011
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