python-ctypes and binutils

Andrew Chu andrewchu at
Thu Nov 27 18:29:17 CET 2008

Hi Gunnar,

I'm not sure if this will answer your question or not, but it sounds 
like you are looking for the following package:

which will create symlinks to the "weird named binaries".


Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes wrote:
> Hi all,
> Not sure where to send this - perhaps a more development oriented list?
> Anyway, the issue is about python-ctypes, the library for easy access to
> shared libraries from python. This includes a utility class for finding
> the REAL name of a library, i.e. getting from GL to /usr/lib/
> This code is found here:
> /usr/lib/python2.5/ctypes/
> (assuming python-ctypes is installed)
> Now this relies in turn on several external tools for finding the
> library (see [1]), in particular ldconfig, gcc and objdump.
> Now ldconfig we have by default, gcc we do not want to install and
> objdump is in the binutils package. Now the binutils package only
> includes weird named binaries for objdump, i.e.
> /usr/bin/arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi-objdump - and this is not found by
> ctypes...
> How do we fix this? Can binutils not ship with a /usr/bin/objdump
> symlinked to /usr/bin/arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi-objdump?
> A semi-related question : Say I've written a new .bb file for
> python-opengl. How can I most easily get this put into openembedded?
> Cheers,
> - Gunnar
> [1]

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