[Distutils] linking modules to a shared library

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Mon Oct 3 19:17:17 CEST 2005

On 3-okt-2005, at 16:56, Stephen Langer wrote:
>> I don't know if this is possible, although I'd guess it is not.
> That's too bad.  Is there a reason for it?  I'd volunteer to work on
> modifying distutils so that it can build a .dylib, but I am not an
> expert on library formats.  I don't really know the difference
> between a .so and a .dylib, except that one of them works and the
> other doesn't.  Can someone point me in the direction of a good
> reference on the topic?

I'd guess that nobody has needed this functionality badly enough to
volunteer extending distutils :-).

The main difference between a .so and a .dylib is that the former is
a bundle and the latter is a dylib. Dynamic libraries and loadable  
are two different beasts on OS X. See the manpages for ld(1) and Mach- 
for more information.

W.r.t. extending distutils: extending the 'clib' might be the best way,
although I must say that I've never used that command.


-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: smime.p7s
Type: application/pkcs7-signature
Size: 2105 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/attachments/20051003/1d2a9696/smime.bin

More information about the Distutils-SIG mailing list