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Hi folks! I wanted my makefile to pass configuration options into the invocation of setup.py and after reading the (very nice) distutils docs and not seeing how to do it, I went ahead and passed the information in as extra command line options and I edited the setup.py file to parse those options out and then to remove them from sys.argv so that the normal distutils option parser wouldn't choke on them.
This is soooo ugly that it must not be the right way to do it, but it works for now.
You can see the results here:
If you know of a better way to do it, or if you think my way is better than none and you want to adopt it for standard distutils, then please let me know!
Thanks a million for distutils! It is a wonderful tool.