[Distutils] re: Cross-compilation support in distutils?
dank at kegel.com
Sun Oct 17 06:32:25 CEST 2004
Dan Kegel wrote:
> 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. ...
>> 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.
Guido even likes the idea of adding support (see below).
>> ... 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.
Hah. Found a patch that does that.
Here's a page that describes everything I dug up about this
while searching tonight. I wish I'd dug up more of this stuff before
I tried actually cross-building Python.
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