[Distutils] Why using distutils.core.setup requires Python sources ?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Jun 29 21:47:43 CEST 2006

At 03:59 PM 6/14/2006 +0200, Jérôme Bouat wrote:
>I don't understand why distutils.core.setup needs Python sources (a
>missing Makefile on my distro).
>I did not found in the mail archives.
>Could you explain me ?

Because the Makefile contains configuration options for how Python was 
built, and these options are read by the distutils.

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