[Python-modules-team] Bug#561608: python-multiprocessing: FTBFS if only python 2.6 is installed

Fabrice Coutadeur fabricesp at ubuntu.com
Fri Dec 18 17:52:20 UTC 2009

Package: python-multiprocessing
Severity: important
Tags: patchaftbfs python2.6
Justification: fails to build from source
User: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
Usertags: origin-ubuntu karmic ubuntu-patch


When building this package with python2.6 only, it FTBFS with the following error:
make[1]: Entering directory `/build/buildd/python-multiprocessing-'
mkdir -p Doc/static Doc/templates
python2.5 setup.py build_sphinx --builder="html" \
/bin/sh: python2.5: not found
make[1]: *** [doc] Error 127
make[1]: Leaving directory `/build/buildd/python-multiprocessing-'
make: *** [build-stamp] Error 2
dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2

This can be solved changing python2.5 to python in Makefile, as done with the
 following patch.


*** /tmp/tmpflakV9
In Ubuntu, we've applied the attached patch to achieve the following:

  * Makefile: changed python2.5 to python to make the package build with

We thought you might be interested in doing the same. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers karmic-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'karmic-updates'), (500, 'karmic-security'), (500, 'karmic')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
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--- python-multiprocessing-
+++ python-multiprocessing-
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@

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