[Distutils] Passing build_ext arguments to easy_install?
jim at zope.com
Tue Aug 8 16:43:28 CEST 2006
I need to install a package that depends on an external non-python
library. I need to be able to specify the locations of the library's
include and library files. Normally, when invoking setup.py myself,
I'd pass these using the --include-dirs and --library-dirs options.
Is there any way to pass this information to easy_install?
Note that the package in question doesn't use setuptools, but I want
an egg as a result. The only way I know how to do that is with
One hack I can think of is to use --editible and --build-directory to
download the package, write a setup.cfg into the resulting directory
and then run easy_install on the result. I would hope though that
there is a better way. :)
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