[Distutils] Where in setuptools is the setup.cfg install optimize=1 option processed?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Jul 24 00:52:53 CEST 2007

At 06:23 PM 7/23/2007 -0400, Stanley A. Klein wrote:
>I've been able to generate Fedora rpms for several Python packages since
>you provided the info on the setup.cfg [install] optimize=1 option when
>running bdist_rpm.
>I'm now having the same problem trying to generate rpms for particular
>packages in the Enthought system that use some special setuptools in numpy
>that import the regular setuptools and make changes.  I tried the
>setup.cfg [install] optimize=1 option and it appeared to have no effect
>(i.e., I got the old error).
>Where in setuptools is this option processed?  I would like to find the
>place in the numpy-modified setuptools I need to fix to get the same
>processing as the regular setuptools.

It's not a setuptools option, it's a distutils option.  It's applied 
when the spec file generated by bdist_rpm runs "setup.py install" to 
copy the files to the target directory.

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