On 25 May 2000, Andrew MacIntyre said:
<ever hopeful> There wouldn't be a convenient way to override the linker command ("ld -G" on Solaris, from the Python Makefile) would there? </ever hopeful>
I have taken to editing the Makefile installed by Python because of this problem. I also made a patch for the configure script that would fix this for Python 1.6 (use "$(CC) -g" on Solaris if cc=gcc); the only feedback I've had is "it can't make things *worse*". Hardly encouraging, that.
But no, there's no way to override what's in Python's Makefile: Distutils takes it at face-value. This should probably be fixed, especially now that we have config files (hooray!).
BTW, you mentioned in your followup that you figured out a workaround: care to share it with the rest of us?