At 08:06 PM 2/11/2009 +0100, Patrick Gerken wrote:
>i tried to install reportlab via easy_install, which always failed
>while compiling some c-modules.
>Installing it via setup.py install worked flawlessly
>After a while, I found the difference.
>setup.py install calls the command _build_, which calls _build_clib_
>and then _build_ext_
>easy_install calls _bdist_egg_, which calls _install_lib_, which
>calls _build_ext_ WITHOUT calling _build_clib_.
>The module docstring of the command build_clib mentions, that these
>libraries can be a dependency to build_ext, so I patched
>install_lib.py to call build_clib too, and now I can easy_install
>the newest reportlab!
>If anybody wants to reproduce the behaviour, I added my patch, which
>I did against the current trunk of distutils/command/install_lib.py
>I made a relative patch so to patch the file. you have to go into
>this directory and call
>patch install_lib.py dependency.patch
>Does this qualify as a bug in the bugtracker?
Yes, definitely. It'd be nice to have a setuptools patch to
workaround the problem as well.