Python 2.4.4 and devel/ncurses

Thomas Dickey dickey at
Mon Feb 26 21:19:07 UTC 2007

On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 09:44:11PM +0100, Kirill Ponomarew wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 01:07:48PM -0700, Joshua Tinnin wrote:
> > > > It seems to me that rpath works as expected but /lib/ is
> > > > loaded first...
> > > 
> > > There was some discussion about a year ago, which pointed out a problem.
> > > The readline package loads termcap, which could be provided by ncurses.
> > > You might be hitting that problem (readline, or another package).
> > > The fix would be to ensure that "termcap" loads the same library as
> > > "curses".
> > 
> > Is there anything that can be done about this in the meantime? I have
> > two 6.2-R i386 machines which are encountering this problem.
> BTW, it fails also on AMD64 CURRENT from yesterday with:

yes - someone has to provide a patch to make the python and ncurses
ports either work together, or ignore each other.  The top-level appears to have all (or most) of the related information:  it
sets up a search list of library directories, walks through them to find
the given libraries.

I'm not sure how (reading the earlier email) python decides to get
libtinfo, though, since that string doesn't appear in the original
python sources.

> cc -DNDEBUG -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -D__wchar_t=wchar_t -DTHREAD_STACK_SIZE=0x20000 -fPIC -fno-strict-aliasing -I. -I/usr/ports/lang/python24/work/Python-2.4.4/./Include -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/ports/lang/python24/work/Python-2.4.4/Include -I/usr/ports/lang/python24/work/Python-2.4.4 -c /usr/ports/lang/python24/work/Python-2.4.4/Modules/_cursesmodule.c -o build/temp.freebsd-7.0-CURRENT-amd64-2.4/_cursesmodule.o
> cc -shared -pthread -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -D__wchar_t=wchar_t -DTHREAD_STACK_SIZE=0x20000 build/temp.freebsd-7.0-CURRENT-amd64-2.4/_cursesmodule.o -L/usr/local/lib -lncurses -o build/lib.freebsd-7.0-CURRENT-amd64-2.4/
> ** Command failed [exit code 1]: /usr/bin/script -qa /tmp/portupgrade.59183.0 env UPGRADE_TOOL=portupgrade UPGRADE_PORT=python24-2.4.3_3 UPGRADE_PORT_VER=2.4.3_3 make
> ** Fix the problem and try again.
> ** Listing the failed packages (*:skipped / !:failed)
>         ! lang/python24 (python24-2.4.3_3)      (new compiler error)
> --->  Packages processed: 0 done, 0 ignored, 0 skipped and 1 failed
> -Kirill

Thomas E. Dickey
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