[Distutils] --build-base and install

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 16:01:17 CEST 2005

On 6/30/05, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> I'm trying to build and install pysqlite-1.1.6 using --build-base,
> because I want the files created during the build to be placed in a
> specific directory outside the source directory.
> --build-base works just fine with the 'build' command, but not at all
> with the 'install' command.  How is 'install' supposed to find the files
> that 'build' placed elsewhere?  Is the lack of --build-base support a
> problem with pysqlite's setup.py script or a more fundamental problem
> with distutils?  Or am I just being dense?
> FTR: Python 2.4.1

Have you tried

    python setup.py build --build-base=whatever install


I chain the commands like this to switch compilers on Windows (build
--compiler=mingw32 bdist_wininst) and it works fine for that.


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