On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, Greg Ward wrote:
... if not os.path.exists libfile ("expat"): if os.plat == 'posix': system "cd expat ; make" else: raise SystemExit, "you have to build the expat library first"
Just to be annoying, I'll point out that the "system" approach won't work ... Expat's makefile doesn't create a libexpat.a
Of course, reasonable people add in that line to the Makefile before bundling Expat in their distro. :-)