[Distutils] ctypes setuptools egg

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Feb 15 21:04:38 CET 2007

At 09:15 AM 2/15/2007 -0800, Venkat Bommakanti wrote:
>Hi folks,
>I'd like to know if there is a source egg of ctypes

There is no such thing as a "source egg".  If you want to fetch an editable 
source distribution, simply use:

    easy_install -eb. ctypes

And you'll get a ctypes directory in the current directory with the source.

If you want to build an egg for your current platform and deposit it in the 
current directory, without installing scripts or dependencies, use:

    easy_install -zmxNd. ctypes

>I need to be able to cross compile ctypes from an

distutils simply doesn't support cross-compiling; I'm afraid you're on your 
own there.

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