[Distutils] Absolute path library names

Lee Taylor taylor@rhino.llnl.gov
Tue, 11 Jul 2000 21:51:40 -0700 (PDT)

I'm using Distutils-0.9 on Linux with a setup file similar to

setup (...
       libraries=['pgs', 'ppc', '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11')

And I'm getting the traceback

  File "distutils/core.py", line 112, in setup
  File "distutils/dist.py", line 776, in run_commands
  File "distutils/dist.py", line 797, in run_command
  File "distutils/command/build.py", line 117, in run
  File "/home/taylor/local-linux/lib/python1.5/cmd.py", line 310, in run_command
  File "distutils/dist.py", line 797, in run_command
  File "/home/taylor/python/Distutils-0.9/distutils/command/build_ext.py", line 224, in run
    self.build_extensions ()
  File "/home/taylor/python/Distutils-0.9/distutils/command/build_ext.py", line 435, in build_extensions
  File "/home/taylor/python/Distutils-0.9/distutils/unixccompiler.py", line 239, in link_shared_object
  File "/home/taylor/python/Distutils-0.9/distutils/ccompiler.py", line 959, in gen_lib_options
    lib_file = compiler.find_library_file ([lib_dir], lib_name)
  File "/home/taylor/python/Distutils-0.9/distutils/unixccompiler.py", line 324, in find_library_file
    shared = os.path.join (dir, self.shared_library_filename (lib))
AttributeError: shared_library_filename

grepping thru the source I only find references to shared_library_filename 
in unixccompiler.py in the method find_library_file which is only called
when a path component for a library is supplied.

Lee Taylor