[Python-modules-team] Bug#527546: python-pycurl: Fatal Python error: pycurl: libcurl link-time version is older than compile-time version

Samuel Bronson naesten at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 14:13:08 UTC 2009

I see that you upped the dependency for version 7.19.0-1, but from the
error message, it really seems that you really need to calculate the
minimum version from the version of libcurl-dev. Looking at the source
confirms this: pycurl really does check that the loaded version of
libcurl is at least as new as the version it believes it was built

The code that checks this starts at

So, while the problem may not appear in version 7.19.0-1, it's really
still there until you start programatically generating the dependancy
such that it always matches the LIBCURL_VERSION with which pycurl is

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