[Bug 64107] New: KDevelop 3.0.0a6 configure/compile problem: python header detection

Nicolai Haehnle prefect_ at gmx.net
Fri Sep 12 01:34:02 UTC 2003

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           Summary: KDevelop 3.0.0a6 configure/compile problem: python
                    header detection
           Product: kdevelop
           Version: 3.0.0a6
          Platform: Compiled Sources
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdevelop-devel at kdevelop.org
        ReportedBy: prefect_ at gmx.net

Version:           3.0.0a6 (using KDE KDE 3.1.3)
Installed from:    Compiled From Sources
Compiler:          gcc-3.3.2 
OS:          Linux

Compiling with --enable-scripting (I think, I'm not 100% sure about which option triggers this) requires the Python headers.

When the Python executable is installed, but the development headers and libraries are not, the configure script does notice this (it displays something like Python 2.3 headers no libraries no executable $PATH), but it does NOT warn the user about this fact and compilation continues as if nothing was wrong, but fails when compiling the part that needs the Python headers.

Obviously, the configure itself should fail in this case, especially if scripting has been enabled explicitly (in other cases, it might be enough to give a prominent, easily seen warning to the user; I guess that's a matter of taste, really).

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