Re: [Distutils] Why using distutils.core.setup requires Python sources ?
At 12:03 AM 6/30/2006 +0200, Jérôme Bouat wrote:
only the contents of "/usr/lib/python2.x/config/" -- the directory where Python's build configuration information is copied upon installation.
Its seems that my Mandriva Linux distro did not package this well:
[j@localhost ~]$ rpm -q --all | grep --ignore-case python python-2.4.1-3mdk python-numeric-24.0-1mdk python-base-2.4.1-3mdk libpython2.4-2.4.1-3mdk libxml2-python-2.6.21-3mdk
You might first want to check if there is a 'python-dev' or 'python-devel' package you can install; some distributions only install the 'config' directory with such a package.
[j@localhost ~]$ [j@localhost ~]$ rpm -q --list $(rpm -q --all | grep --ignore-case python) | grep --ignore-case makefile [j@localhost ~]$ [j@localhost ~]$ locate -i makefile | grep --ignore-case python /usr/share/doc/libidn11-0.5.18/contrib/idn-python/Makefile [j@localhost ~]$ [j@localhost ~]$ rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/share/doc/libidn11-0.5.18/contrib/idn-python/Makefile libidn11-0.5.18-2mdk [j@localhost ~]$
Maybe I should report this as a Mandriva bug.
What you've shown above is an unrelated Makefile. It's likely that the needed 'config' directory is installed by another package that you don't currently have installed.
If there is no such package, or it doesn't install the 'config' directory, then you should indeed report a bug.
Phillip J. Eby