configure problem (was: dbus-python 0.82.1)

Eyal Ben David Eyal.BenDavid at
Thu Jul 12 05:28:54 PDT 2007

> I have a configure script problem when trying to build this version (I
> had it in 0.82.0 too)
> I build on CentOS3 against python-2.4.4 and dbus-1.0.2 (built locally)
> I could fix the build problem when using the configure script from
> 0.81.x

I think I wasn't clear enough :-)

Here is the error message:

checking for headers required to compile python extensions... not found
configure: error: could not find Python headers

Here is the patch (reverting back to 0.81):


diff -ru dbus-python-0.82.0/configure dbus-python-0.82.0-configure-
--- dbus-python-0.82.0/configure	2007-06-19 19:50:06.000000000 +0300
+++ dbus-python-0.82.0-configure-fixed/configure	2007-07-03
07:59:27.000000000 +0300
@@ -9711,7 +9711,10 @@
 echo $ECHO_N "checking for headers required to compile python
extensions... $ECHO_C" >&6; }
 py_prefix=`$PYTHON -c "import sys; print sys.prefix"`
 py_exec_prefix=`$PYTHON -c "import sys; print sys.exec_prefix"`
-PYTHON_INCLUDES=`$PYTHON-config --includes 2>/dev/null`
+if test "$py_prefix" != "$py_exec_prefix"; then
+  PYTHON_INCLUDES="$PYTHON_INCLUDES -I${py_exec_prefix}/include/python


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