[vtk-developers] Strange Python bug in latest CVS tree?

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Fri Jun 1 02:16:09 EDT 2001


>>>>> "DG" == David Gobbi <dgobbi at irus.rri.on.ca> writes:

    DG> A make clean will often fix these things, particularly
    DG> regarding the python wrappers.  You can just do a touch
    DG> wrap/vtkWrapPython.c common/vtkPythonUtil.h if you think that
    DG> just the python build was messed up.

Actually something like this has happened before.  But at that time
the bug was so severe that nothing would work right and things would
crash really early.  This was the first time (for me) that it was so
subtle, so I was a bit worried.

    >> Also, how do you folks know when to do a fresh rebuild and when
    >> not to?

    DG> Try configure + build, then if VTK segfaults, try a make
    DG> clean.  If anyone knew exactly where the problems were, then
    DG> the problems would have been fixed by now ;) I know that the
    DG> python build gets messed up sometimes, but I haven't recently
    DG> dug through the makefiles to try to fix them.

Okay.  Thanks and sorry for the false alarm. :)


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