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Re: Make GDB build with python 2.4 again.

On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 1:18 PM, Pedro Alves <> wrote:

> I'm checking in the attached fix.  I get 95 expected passes with
> both 2.4 and 2.5.

Meanwhile, on 'archer-tromey-python':

$ git show 083493c09e01a8e67057b890689883ddbd6bc830
commit 083493c09e01a8e67057b890689883ddbd6bc830
Author: Paul Pluzhnikov <>
Date:   Mon Oct 13 15:54:49 2008 -0700

    2008-10-13  Paul Pluzhnikov  <>

        * python/python-internal.h: Fix 64-bit compilation with python2.4

diff --git a/gdb/python/python-internal.h b/gdb/python/python-internal.h
index 5896907..207d3e4 100644
--- a/gdb/python/python-internal.h
+++ b/gdb/python/python-internal.h
@@ -33,8 +33,11 @@

 #include "python2.4/Python.h"
-/* Py_ssize_t is not defined until 2.5.  */
-typedef Py_intptr_t Py_ssize_t;
+/* Py_ssize_t is not defined until 2.5.
+   Logical type for Py_ssize_t is Py_intptr_t, but that fails in 64-bit
+   compilation due to several apparent mistakes in python2.4 API, so we
+   use 'int' instead.  */
+typedef int Py_ssize_t;
 #include "python2.5/Python.h"

Note that in current gdb/python sources, additional changes
are required for python2.4 if Py_ssize_t isn't fixed as above ...

> 2008-10-19  Pedro Alves  <>
>        * python/python-value.c (value_object_methods)
>        (value_object_as_number, value_object_as_mapping): Move to bottom
>        of file.


Paul Pluzhnikov

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