I've been playing around with Distutils-0.8.2 and just have a few
questions. Before I start though, thanks for all your work on this so
far, it is *very* nice and much needed!
I just have two questions:
1. I'm working on writing a setup.py for an extension that uses gnome
and glib libraries, and was curious if there was a general way anyone
has already thought of to handle getting information from gnome-config
and glib-config calls into a form that you can input into Distutils.
For instance, if I do something like the following:
>>> import commands
>>> gthread_cflags = commands.getoutput("glib-config --cflags gthread")
>>> print gthread_cflags
I can get the options you would pass. It would be useful to have
something to process this like:
def parse_cflag_config(configure_script, library)
which would then return two lists, the include dirs and the macros. So
they you could do something in your setup.py like:
gthread_includes, gthread_macros = parse_cflag_config("glib-config",
Of course, this would only work on UNIX, but that is where the config
calls are anyways :-)
Is this something that would be generally useful to anyone? Does this
approach seem like a good idea? Is there already a better plan in
place to handle this?
2. Going along with this first problem, I was also wondering how to
pass specific compiler flags. The issue I have is that on FreeBSD,
there is a FreeBSD specific option for linking the thread libraries:
'-pthread' (what this option does is link in libc_r and not libc, if
anyone cares. I'm afraid I'm not smart enough to more about it than
Anyways, is there a way to pass a flag like '-pthread'? Apologies
if I missed it!
Thanks much for listening and thanks again for the wonderful tool.