[Distutils] prefix in bdist_rpm
proski at gnu.org
Thu Feb 23 18:37:27 CET 2006
On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 23:23 -0800, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On Feb 22, 2006, at 10:55 PM, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > Including "home"?
> Sure. Such values are infinitely valuable if a user has to convince
> distutils to do something strange for whatever reason. Maybe they
> have several "home" dirs (local, workgroup, etc.) and they want to
> choose one in particular for this installation.
I see. So, you are suggesting that some options in setup.cfg are for
end users rather than for developers doing releases. So, even if the
software is a wrapper about another software that installs in $HOME by
default, it should still default to the Python directory.
Apparently, distutils is good at allowing to do "something strange", but
not something I want.
> You misunderstand how distutils works, especially its config files.
> These configuration files have an unlimited number of valid options.
> Whether an option is valid or not in a particular section depends on
> which distutils commands are available. The configuration parser
> knows nothing about the semantics of the configuration options, and
> the commands know nothing about the particular source of the value
> (command line, setup.py, one of several config files, etc.).
How hard would it be for bdist_rpm to report an error if "prefix",
"exec-prefix" or "home" is found in the "install" section? Probably not
But if that's not hard, could bdist_rpm simply ignore those values
instead? Probably even easier. The only thing that is needed is to set
them to given values in the %install section of the specfile.
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