[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#628839: Bug#628839: fontforge: FTBFS with Python 2.7: undefined reference to `PyBytes_Decode'

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Wed Jun 1 19:05:23 UTC 2011

On 06/01/2011 02:46 PM, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> Source: fontforge
> Version: 0.0.20100501-6
> Severity: important
> User: debian-python at lists.debian.org
> Usertags: python2.7
> When rebuilt against python-defaults 2.7.2-1 (currently in experimental),
> fontforge failed to build from source:

Sounds like the same bug that gentoo ran into here:


It looks like there are multiple changes upstream related to making
fontforge build cleanly with python2.7:


maybe packaging the new upstream release is in order?  20110222 appears
to be published at:



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