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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Works fine on Windows, but boost 1.4.4 has lots of build failures on Linux, help needed urgently
From: Jürgen Hunold (juergen.hunold_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-11 16:01:21

Hi Eric,

On Thursday, 11. November 2010 21:43:24 Eric Niebler wrote:
> On 11/11/2010 3:59 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > On Wednesday, November 10, 2010 23:18:17 Ling Wang wrote:
> >> We are moving
> >> into Linux grid computing nodes and it is a shock to find out there are
> >> so many problems on Linux while it has been working fine on Windows.
> >
> > Presumably, because on Windows those libraries are just not built by
> > default.
> Why are there different defaults between the Windows and Linux build?

There are none.
But the configuration magic will happily detect "python" installed, but (at
least on release) does not test for "python.h" which is in python-dev(el) on
most (all) distributions. That holds true for bz2 , gzip et. al., too.
So the libraries and in the python case the interpreter is there, but no "-
devel" packages installed.
If you are not familiar with linux development, this can be surprising.
Installing the -devel packages helps in those cases.
And it seems we need config checks for the headers provided by those packages.



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