[vbox-dev] VirtualBox fails to install python bindings on Ubuntu 11.04 x64

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Thu Jun 9 08:50:03 GMT 2011

On Tuesday 31 May 2011 09:18:51 Frank Mehnert wrote:
> On Monday 30 May 2011 18:11:36 Alexey Eromenko wrote:
> > > The python 2.7 bindings actually _are_ part of the .run packages. It
> > > rather seems that there is an incompatibility with the the python 2.7
> > > version used in Natty.
> > 
> > May I ask what is so special about the python version in Natty ?
> Of course you may ask but so far I have no idea and right now I have
> no time to investigate.

It turned out that we mis-compiled python 2.7 on our local build
boxes (forgot to enable UCS4 unicode).

  ldd -r VBoxPython2_7.so

shows the problem. Will be fixed for all future builds from now on.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert
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