[Baypiggies] Installing C extensions with pip - verbosity
itz at primate.net
Wed Jul 26 12:30:53 EDT 2017
I have for years successfully resisted the distutils -> setuptools ->
pip madness, but I'm just about to give up. There's just one last
show-stopping hurdle before I taste the full benefits (cough) of pip.
When installing packages with C extensions the old way (ie. running
setup.py in the unpacked source tree), I could see the build gory
details, cc and ld commands and all. I liked that.
Now with pip, of course the first thing is it wants to install a wheel.
NO NO! I want to build from source! And in the online pip docs , I
couldn't find way to directly prevent pip from using a wheel. Is there
a way? Luckily I found a sneaky way - by passing an --install-option=-v
appendage to the requirement string.
However, even with this verbose flag, and _even if I repeat it_, pip
won't show me the actual compile commands. It just shows some lame
progress indicators and twirling slashes. So how can I see what it is
doing? Is there a logfile somewhere? What if there's an error, how can
I help myself without that information?
Help an old-timer step into the new century - 17 years too late :)
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