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Re: [HTCondor-users] HTCondor 8.8.4 and boost169-python2

Hello Bert,

I built HTCondor 8.8.4 for Fedora 29 and 30. I requested testing in
bodhi. Not sure how long before it will appear in testing. (It's also in


On 7/18/19 4:48 PM, Tim Theisen wrote:
> Hello Bert,
> I am working on getting 8.8.4 into Fedora. I anticipate that it will be
> available next week.
> ...Tim
> On 7/18/19 2:50 AM, Bert DeKnuydt wrote:
>> On 2019/07/18 00:29, Tim Theisen wrote:
>>> Sorry about the surprise. To get the python 3 bindings into the stable
>>> release, we needed to use a newer version of boost. The quickest way to
>>> do that leverages boost169 from EPEL. It was not possible to involve 2
>>> different boost versions in a single build. So to use python2-condor or
>>> python3-condor, you have the run-time dependency on boost169-python2 or
>>> boost169-python3. I tried linking the boost libraries statically to
>>> avoid this dependency. However, one cannot link the static boost
>>> libraries into the dynamic python htcondor and classad libraries.
>>> On RHEL7 and derivatives, boost169-python2 or boost169-python3 are
>>> required to use the HTCondor python bindings.
>> It does have quite some repercussions as the EL rpms are no longer
>> installable in Fedora (except by trickery, and even
>> then, the python bindings are halfway broken).
>> So it would be nice if the packages provided for Fedora (currently
>> stuck at 8.6.11) could be updated. Straightforward rebuilding of
>> the source rpm does not work though...
>> Greetings, B.
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Tim Theisen
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