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Author barry
Recipients barry
Date 2011-03-29.21:48:17
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Ubuntu 11.04 introduces new directories for libraries and headers to support multiple architectures on a single machine.  E.g. 64bit and 32bit on a 64bit Ubuntu.  Here are the specs:

Unlike issue 1294959 this bug simply covers building Python and its stdlib extension modules on such systems.  For example, is no longer in /usr/lib but instead in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu on Ubuntu 11.04.  This means that a number of extension modules which depend on these 3rd party shared libraries simply won't build, because is too naive about the paths it searches.

The fix is fairly simple; you have to call out to dpkg-architecture to get the value of the platform's architecture and append that to /usr/lib and /usr/include for's search paths.  See the attached branch and patch for a candidate fix.

Because this does not introduce a new feature, it simply fixes the build process for changes to already supported platforms, I would like to apply this to Python 2.5 through 3.3.
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