[Distutils] re: Cross-compilation support in distutils?
dank at kegel.com
Sat Oct 16 21:59:25 CEST 2004
On Jul 27 2004, Tim Gilbert wrote
> As anybody who might have tried to cross-compile python before has
> probably noticed, this isn't easy. ...
> After much furrowing of my brow and hacking of the makefile I've managed
> to get the compilation to go through the whole way ...
> Once I'm a little farther along I'll put up a web page with some patches
> and things that will hopefully make this all a little clearer, but for
> now I'd like to get a little input.
> 1. Is there interest in adding cross-compilation support to distutils?
Oh, yes. Cross-compiling Python and its extensions (at least as of 2.2.5,
the version I tried) is extremely painful, and we need to fix that.
> (Beyond that of yours truly.) If so, I'd like to get a discussion going
> on some options for how to do this - especially, I'd like to have a way
> to specify via configure arguments or a python script which libraries to
Yes, yes, yes.
> Cross-compiling python for ARM howto:
I found this quite helpful. However, I'm still facing the
problem of keeping setup.py from searching /usr, /usr/local, etc.
and finding locally-installed packages. I guess I should
write a little patch to disable the implicit automatic
search of those directories.
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