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Build Python 2.7.5 - Modules missing message appearing

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On building Python 2.7.5 I got the following message:

Python build finished, but the necessary bits to build these modules were not found:
dl imageop linuxaudiodev 
spwd sunaudiodev 
To find the necessary bits, look in in detect_modules()  for the module's name.

It carried on with the installation OK, but I don't understand the last sentence in the message. How can I find out exactly what modules are missing, and what I need to do to make sure they are built next time?

posted Jun 10, 2013 by anonymous

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2 Answers

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Some of them won't ever build, as they are platform-dependent. For example, if you're building on a Linux machine, sunaudiodev won't build.

The last sentence is just telling you to poke around in the code to figure out what it's looking for. Many libraries have arcane version naming schemes, and it might not stumble upon the right spelling, and thus fail to find it. For example tcl 8.5 might be installed as, libtcl8.5.dylib, etc. I believe the modules which failed for you are probably all named in a straightforward fashion, so missing underlying libraries are probably the culprit.

answer Jun 10, 2013 by anonymous
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On a debian box (which includes ubuntu etc), doing:

# aptitude build-dep python

will get you all the packages you need to build python. You can use apt-get instead of aptitude.

answer Jun 11, 2013 by anonymous
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