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On Mon Jun 02 2014 at 2:20:43 PM, Michael Haubenwallner <> wrote:

following up myself with a patch proposal:

On 05/28/2014 04:51 PM, Michael Haubenwallner wrote:
> Stumbling over problems on AIX (Modules/python.exp not found) building libxml2 as python module
> let me wonder about the intended use-cases for 'python-config' and 'pkg-config python'.
> FWIW, I can see these distinct use cases here, and I'm kindly asking if I got them right:
> * Build an application containing a python interpreter (like python$EXE itself):
>   + link against
>   + re-export symbols from for python-modules (platform-specific)
>   + This is similar to build against any other library, thus
>   = 'python.pc' is installed (for 'pkg-config python').
> * Build a python-module (like build/lib.<platform>-<pyver>/*.so):
>   + no need to link against, instead
>   + expect symbols from to be available at runtime, platform-specific either as
>   + undefined symbols at build-time (Linux, others), or
>   + a list of symbols to import from "the main executable" (AIX)
>   + This is specific to python-modules, thus
>   = 'python-config' is installed.

Based on these use-cases, I'm on a trip towards a patch improving AIX support here,
where the attached one is a draft against python-tip (next step is to have python-config
not print $LIBS, but $LINKFORMODULE only).


Thank you!

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