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June 4th, 2009, 08:44 AM
Hi People

I'm running Jaunty 64bit and I'm trying to use this most amazing tutorial in using Pascal/Dephi to create modules for python.


However, When following the tutorial, the complying of the module by Lazarus fails when it comes to the linking of the pascal module.

Linking PyMinMod.so
/usr/bin/ld: Python: No such file: No such file or directory

I've installed all the python development files and this is beyond my knowledge and I've no idea about ld and linking ... Can anyone offer some help?



June 4th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Case sensitivity? Linux does not have a 'Python' package, it has 'python'.

June 8th, 2009, 10:10 AM
No joy with changing the case, the problem seems to originate from the free pascal compiler

Lazurus uses this command

fpc -MDelphi -Cirot -O1 -gl -XX -k-framework -kpython -WG -vewnhi -l -Fu. -oPyMinMod.so PyMinMod.dpr

and the errror orriginates with -k-framework -kpython section

June 15th, 2009, 12:59 PM
I've solved this problem by removing the framework options, this transpires only to be a Mac OsX thing.

If you are on a 64 bit version of ubuntu, you'll find that the compiled module will break with the following error

ImportError: PyMinMod.so: undefined symbol: Py_InitModule4

To sort this out, edit PyApi.pas and replace Py_InitModule4 with Py_InitModule4_64

This change is 64 bit v 32 size type issues