On Sat, 24 Aug 2019 at 06:46, Phil Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I have a PEP 517 compatible backend which works with pip to install from an sdist (via an internal wheel). However there are a couple of issues...
pip swallows all output from the backend. Is there anyway for the user to see the output (builds can take several minutes)?
pip -v (or maybe -vv) should show this (plus a chunk of other stuff, unfortunately, but we don't have any finer control over what gets logged (and I'm not even sure what a good UI for something like that would look like).
I would like to pass options from the pip command line to the backend but neither --global-option or --install-option have any effect (the config_settings argument is always None). How do I achieve this?
That's basically "not implemented yet" (mostly because there's limited need for it with existing backends). So the answer to that would be to propose a PR for pip that adds support for config_settings. Sorry...