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setuptools is growing the capability to build regular shared libraries (as opposed to python extensions). JCC (http://svn.osafoundation.org/pylucene/trunk/jcc/jcc) uses this capability to build the JCC runtime into a regular shared library shared by all python extensions it builds and by programs embedding python (such as a Java VM when running JCC-built eggs from Apache Tomcat).
This bug is about adding another option to the setuptools Library class called force_shared which forces setuptools to create a shared library from a Library instance even though the dl module may not be present to generate stubs. This is important on Linux. Note that using this flag then implies that the library itself is responsible for calling dlopen(buf, RTLD_NOW | RTLD_GLOBAL) on the relevant libpython.so before initializing the python runtime is initialized.
A patch against the setuptools 0.6 branch svn is attached. The idea for this patch came from a conversation on IRC: http://chandlerproject.org/script/getIrcTranscript.cgi?channel=chandler&...
---------- assignedto: pje files: patch.st messages: 162 nosy: pje, vajda priority: feature status: unread title: add force_shared Library option to create shared lib even with use_stubs=False Added file: http://bugs.python.org/setuptools/file22/patch.st