Cause: The Boost.Python dynamic libraries are not linked with a dependency on libpython2.7.so for reasons which are not applicable to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Consequence: Programs which use Boost.Python must link to libpython2.7.so explicitly.
Fix: The Boost.Python libraries are built with a dependency on the dynamic library from the system Python.
Result: Boost.Python dynamic libraries now have a dependency on the libpython2.7so dynamic library. It is no longer necessary to link to that dynamic library explicitly unless functions from it are used explicitly.