[Distutils] Compiling libraries
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 15:45:50 -0800 (PST)
On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, Greg Ward wrote:
> if not os.path.exists libfile ("expat"):
> if os.plat == 'posix':
> system "cd expat ; make"
> raise SystemExit, "you have to build the expat library first"
Just to be annoying, I'll point out that the "system" approach won't work
... Expat's makefile doesn't create a libexpat.a
Of course, reasonable people add in that line to the Makefile before
bundling Expat in their distro. :-)
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/