[Distutils] bdist_rpm and bdist on x86-64

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Wed Apr 20 11:07:37 CEST 2005

Jeremy Sanders wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> Jeremy, didn't you get my last posting ? It is rather easy
>> to find the Makefile since the config/ dir is stored in the
>> same place as the rest of the Python std lib (provided the
>> distros didn't munge that fact as well, like e.g. some
>> which remove distutils from the std lib <grumble>).
> Yes, we could just do something like
> os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.__file__), 'config', 'Makefile')
> to find the Makefile location (as long as os doesn't become built-in,
> like sys, or ends up in a zip file).
> There's still the problem of working out where x86-64 non specfic things
> should get installed in lib64 or lib. I don't see an easy answer there.
> It is a real shame that RedHat/Fedora didn't get this sorted before they
> started distributing python on x86-64. I wonder what SuSE are doing with
> lib/lib64?

SuSE 9.2 puts the 64-bit version into /usr/lib64 (the complete lib,
including the site-packages) and the 32-bit version into /usr/lib.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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