gnome2 build failure

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Fri Feb 20 18:48:11 PST 2004

On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 09:35:33 +0800, Khairil Yusof <kaeru at> 

> On Fri, 2004-02-20 at 16:16 -0600, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
>> Python compile the optimize on and in Straw's
>> script in the different way. So, there must be something in the
>> and that libpthread doesn't like? I tried to 
>> use
>> the bsdiff and diff --text, but it doesn't show clear.
> It actually works if you do a normal python install with
> install.
> What's the command it runs after:
> /usr/local/bin/python -O /tmp/
> That line works fine (meaning the script runs and creates compiled
> bytecodes for the list of files it was given)

Right, I just found out after I sent this email..

> I then ran install, and it installed without a hitch.
> I also than managed to run straw and poll for the latest news.
> The only difference I see is that you are installing it into /usr/X11R6/
> share/gnome/straw
> vs
> The default, which is to install into /usr/local/lib/python2.3/site-
> packages (directory where python loads all it's modules by default).
> This was not a problem either, as setting STRAW_LIB=/usr/X11R6/share/
> gnome/straw ran the port installed versions just fine.
> I then ran it from compiled bytecodes (.pyo) and without (.py) with no
> problems at all and was able to poll and read news.
> I have to go now, I'll have a look later at find out what is running
> after the bytecode compile script is run.

Thanks for look at this! :-) I am not skill on Python, but I will try to 
surf around in /usr/local/lib/python2.3/distutils/ and others to see if I 
find anything until anyone come back with the answer or whatever.


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