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Subject: [Boost-users] How to correctly run Boost.Python?
From: Wenlong Wang (wwang_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-09-25 09:49:27

Hi, All


This is my first message at this mailing list, apologies first if I
raised some simple question.


I am using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Express Version, and Python 2.7.
My boost version is 1.54.0.


I followed the Boost Library instruction at


And successfully build Boost in my computer with a message "The Boost
C++ Libraries were successfully built!" My Boost path is


Then I want to run Boost.Python, and find it requires to be built
separately. So, I found Boost.Python Library instructions at


In step 3.1 Basic Procedure, the Boost.Python Library instructions lead
me back to Boost Library instruction section 5, at where I installed the
Boost.Build at "C:\local\boost_1_54_0\BoostBuild".


And "C:\local\boost_1_54_0\BoostBuild\bin" has been added to my Path
environment variable.


So now I am back to the Boost.Python Library instructions at section
3.1.3. I followed the instruction and cd into the


The next step, according to the instruction is :


Invoke bjam. Replace the "stage" argument from the example invocation
from section 5 of the Getting Started Guide
with "test," to build all the test targets. Also add the argument
"--verbose-test" to see the output generated by the tests when they are

On Windows, your bjam invocation might look something like:

C:\boost_1_34_0\...\quickstart> bjam toolset=msvc --verbose-test test


Then I got 135 unresolved external errors. One of them is as follows:

exec.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol
__imp__PyEval_GetGlobals referenced in function

"class boost::python::api::object __cdecl boost::python::eval(class
boost::python::str,class boost::python::api::object,class


gd-1_54.dll : fatal error LNK1120: 135 unresolved externals


May I know what am I wrong? How can I fix this?


Thank you very much.




Wenlong Wang
Risk Analyst, Capquest Group Ltd
Email: wwang_at_[hidden]
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