On 17 August 2000, Rene Liebscher said:
If your distribution directory for bdist doesn't exist, distutils doesn't create it. (Even the default 'dist', so distutils fails if you use bdist for the first time.)
Oops! Only a problem in bdist_dumb, because the other bdist commands just happen to use sdist, which did call 'mkpath()' properly. Anyways, I've fixed the problem by adding a couple of 'mkpath()' calls to archive_util.py, which should handle all future tarball-and-zip-file- generating commands.
bdist_wininst fails if no long description exists. It should warn about this, and go ahead.
How precisely does it fail?
And a new introduced one in bcppcompiler.py It uses the first object file's path name to get the directory for its def-file. But if there is another object placed at the first position, this doesn't work. The patch moves these parts to their right position.
Hmm, I knew I should have thought harder about that bit of code. Well, I'll think hard about this patch. ;-)
The patch also changes the prefered library names from bcpp_xxx.lib to xxx_bcpp.lib.
Good -- meant to get this into 0.9.1, but oh well.
The next is not a bug. I tried distutils with BeOS R5. BeOS uses also some linker scripts (as AIX does.) But in the Makefile are again the wrong pathnames to these scripts. So we have to correct this as for AIX in sysconfig.py. (Python doesn't install these scripts, I will put a patch for its Makefile.in to sourceforge.)
Oh, bother. I knew that having if sys.platform == "aix4"
in the code wouldn't cut it. Need to think about how to detect this situation -- "Python installed custom linker scripts to build shared extensions on this platform" -- and deal with it generally. ISTR that my first crack that the AIX problem took this approach by just absolut-izing the LD_SO Makefile entry, but this didn't cut it because the ld_so_aix script wasn't in the same location as the Makefile. Or something like that. Can anyone think of the *right* way to do this?
And finally some corrections to the comments in my cygwinccompiler class.
Now, can you resubmit your patch as three patches: one for the bcppcompiler.py fixes, one for sysconfig, and one for cygwinccompiler? It's much easier to review and apply them one at a time like that. And make sure you "cvs up" first so you get my fix to archive_util.py!