Robin Becker wrote:
I'm trying to port stuff from Win32 to FreeBSD. Distutils is fine with win32, but can I use it with freebsd? I notice that earlier methods used a universal makefile and Setup.in and involved a lot of technology ie libtool etc etc
I use distutils on Linux and it works fine for building extensions to Python. Since distutils uses Python code, and doesn't rely on make or libtools, I think it should work fine on FreeBSD.
I don't think distutils is going to replace 'make' for general development in the immediate future, but it works great for building Python extensions.
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