[graph-tool] boost

Tiago de Paula Peixoto tiago at skewed.de
Tue May 17 12:46:38 CEST 2011

Hi Janna,

On 05/16/2011 07:13 PM, Janna wrote:
> Hi,
> I sent you an email with the log files, but I went through and tried to
> install with macports- everything went through fine except for graph-tool. I
> ran it with 
> sudo ./configure
> --with-boost-python=/opt/local/var/macports/software/boost/1.46.1_0/opt/local/include/boost/python/
> LDFLAGS="-l/opt/local/var/macports/software/boost/1.46.1_0/opt/local/include/boost/python/"
> LDFLAGS="-L/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib"

Note that you should pass the _name_ or _suffix_ of the boost python
library to the --with-boost-python option, not the include path.

> and it gave me
> checking for boostlib >= 1.38.0... yes
> checking whether the Boost::Python library is available... no
> configure: error: No usable boost::python found
> I don't know where else to point it to- it's now got the standard python
> installation and standard boost installation, I checked and that seems to be
> where the boost python libraries are. Thanks for your help -Janna

I've looked at your log file, and the error is something like:

     configure:17268: checking for exit in -lboost_python-mt-py2.5
configure:17293: /usr/bin/g++-4.2 -o conftest -pipe -O2 -arch x86_64 -Wall -ftemplate-depth-150 -Wno-deprecated -O99 -fvisibility=default -fvisibility-inlines-hidden -fopenmp  -I/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/include/python2.7 -L/opt/local/lib -arch x86_64 -L/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7 -lpython2.7 conftest.cpp -lboost_python-mt-py2.5   >&5
    ld: library not found for -lboost_python-mt-py2.5
    collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Which means the configure script is not being able to figure out how the
boost_python library is called. It tries some common variants, but there
is no universal method of identifying it. Could you check under what
name is the boost_python library installed? You should pass either the
correct full name or suffix to the --with-boost-python option.

This is strange, because for me the standard macports name is recognized
just fine.

Tiago de Paula Peixoto <tiago at skewed.de>

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