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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] rule python-extension unknown in module Jamfile
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-28 22:35:30

on Thu Nov 27 2008, Patrick Meier <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to get started with boost.python. When following the tutorial
> get the same problems that have been described in
>, namely:
> $ bjam --toolset=gcc test
> Jamroot:18: in modules.load
> rule python-extension unknown in module
> Jamfile</usr/share/doc/libboost-doc/examples/libs/python/example>.
> /usr/share/boost-build/build/project.jam:312: in load-jamfile
> /usr/share/boost-build/build/project.jam:68: in load
> /usr/share/boost-build/build/project.jam:170: in project.find
> /usr/share/boost-build/build-system.jam:248: in load
> /usr/share/boost-build/kernel/modules.jam:261: in import
> /usr/share/boost-build/kernel/bootstrap.jam:132: in boost-build
> /usr/share/doc/libboost-doc/examples/libs/python/example/boost-build.jam:7: in module
> scope
> $
> This may be an Ubuntu problem, but there was no reaction on the bug report since one
> year. Can you suggest a solution or explain how to find the cause of the problems?
> (I am running Ubuntu 8.10 and have installed the packages (among others)
> libboost-python-dev
> libboost-python1.34.1
> boost-build
> libboost-doc
> bjam)

As described in,
we can't account for how repackagers decide to present boost. I suggest
you download a real Boost release and try again.

See also


Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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