[Distutils] Changes in RPM affecting Distutils
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Tue Oct 28 08:49:50 EST 2003
amk at amk.ca writes:
> It's supposed to be fixed; from bdist_rpm.run():
> rpm_cmd = ['rpm']
> if os.path.exists('/usr/bin/rpmbuild') or \
> rpm_cmd = ['rpmbuild']
> Is rpmbuild somewhere else?
No; I see what happened now. Someone fixed Distutils to use rpmbuild,
but didn't backport it to the Python 2.1 I was using at the time. ;-)
I guess this is why Marc-Andre uses the latest distutils for all
Python versions, and sheds real light on why Distutils itself should
remain as Python-version-agnostic as possible. It's needed for
packagers to support current platforms, not just older versions of
Python. For all-Python packages it's not a big problem, but is more
of a problem when C extensions are involved.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation
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