Posts Tagged ‘build’

Building Boost.Python 1.42 for QNX 6.4.1

June 8, 2010

Building the Boost C++ libraries ( for QNX is pretty straight forward. The build can be executed as described in the Boost documentation. I have performed the build of Boost 1.42 using QNX 6.4.1 installed in a virtual machine.

But there was a little tweak required to build the Boost.Python library. The problem is that python is located in /usr/qnx641/host/qnx6/x86/usr/bin/python but the required Python include files like Python.h are located in /usr/qnx641/target/qnx6/usr/include/python2.5. This setup is confusing the automatic detection of the include files used in the build process.

This can be fixed by providing the right include path, e.g by adding the following line to the file <boost_src_dir>/project-config.jam:

using python : 2.5 : /usr/qnx641/host/qnx6/x86/usr/bin/python : /usr/qnx641/target/qnx6/usr/include/python2.5 ;


Often used pkgsrc commands

August 14, 2008

This my memo where I store the commands I’m using when building packages with pkgsrc (

Determining the package dependencies:
$ bmake show-depends-pkgpath

Finding build references to a given package, e.g. libdrm:
$ egrep ‘libdrm|xf86driproto’ */*/

All the available targets are documented in The pkgsrc make target reference – NetBSD Wiki.

This is used to rebuild a patched package:
bmake distinfo && bmake clean && bmake build

The following builds and install the package:
bmake distinfo && bmake clean && bmake package

QNX specific issues are discussed in the forum

Generating the Python docs on a Ubuntu GNU/Linux box

December 4, 2007

The first thing is to checkout the Python and doctools directories from the subversion repositories:

$ svn co python
$ svn co doctools

To install the required tools, as suggested from the doctools/README, I added the following packages:

# apt-get install python-pygments python-docutils

These are the steps really generating the documentation:

$ cd doctools
$ mkdir build-html
$ python -b html ../python/Doc build-html

Open the files generated in build-html, e.g. build-html/index.html, using file->open using your favorite web browser.

Everything works pretty straight forward as described in the doctools/README file.

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