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
[Joe Van Andel]
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.
Umm, what he said. Hell, I write the Distutils on Linux and test them sporadically under Solaris. If anything goes wrong under FreeBSD, then I want to hear about it -- it sounds like FreeBSD is emerging as the third-most-popular Unix system, and is therefore worth worrying about. I have yet to actually use the Distutils under Windows, although that'll probably change soon (sigh) -- I am just a tiny bit stunned that the system actually works for you Windows folks.
(And oh yeah, sorry about the Unix-geek user interface... I wanted to get something working this millenium.) (The millenium starts in 2001, remember!)
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