[graph-tool] No usable boost::python found -- but

Edward Newell edward.newell at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 17:16:15 CEST 2012

Hi thanks for the reply!

Actually my enthought python does precede the default python in my PATH.
But I think the problem is not related to python per se, but to the
installation of the Boost library.  The symptom is that while running
./configure (with or without the PYTHON option) config runs until it prints
out "configure: error: No usable boost::python found".  Because of the
possible confusion between python installations I was inclined to believe
it was a problem finding the correct python.  I should say that when
compiling Boost.Python, I did specifiy the enthought python as provided by
its options, and its own testing went ok.

But no matter: I used apt-get and just included the site-packages dir for
my default python install in the sys.path of my preferred python install.

Thanks for you help!

On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM, Tiago de Paula Peixoto <tiago at skewed.de>wrote:

> Hi there,
> On 07/18/2012 03:58 PM, Edward Newell wrote:
> > I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, which comes with python2.7.  However, I have
> > installed the enthought python distribution, and this is what I
> > associated boost-python to during its compilation.  My guess is that
> > this might have to do with the configure script finding the python
> > that came bundled with my Ubuntu distribution, and not the Enthought
> > python to which boost-python is associated.
> I guess your enthought python does not precede the default python in
> your path. I guess all you have to do is inform the configure script
> which python it should use:
>     ./configure PYTHON="/path/to/your/python/interpreter"
> > I also tried installing using apt-get.  The installation seems to go
> > well, but it associates to the version of python that came with my
> > Ubuntu distribution, not Enthought python.  I don't believe I can
> > alter the behavior of apt-get.
> No you can't. Although, if thy python versions are compatible, you can
> just add the default python module path to entought's python, which
> should allow it to import your system's modules, including graph-tool.
> Cheers,
> Tiago
> --
> Tiago de Paula Peixoto <tiago at skewed.de>
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