[Distutils] buildout: setting envirionment variables for zc.recipe.egg:custom?
jim at zope.com
Mon Feb 11 19:08:56 CET 2008
On Feb 11, 2008, at 9:23 AM, Christian Zagrodnick wrote:
> building lxml requires additional configuration so it finds xslt-
> correctly. One possibility is to set the PATH environment variable.
> other is to call setup.py --xslt-config=...
> Using setup.py --xslt-config doesn't fit at all into buildout i think.
I don't agree. First, this isn't really so much about buildout as it
is about the eggs recipe. The zc.recipe.egg:custom already provides
custom build support. It seems reasonable to extend it to allow
something like this.
> Setting environment variables before installing an egg on the other
> hand might be useful.
Would that help in *this* case?
> Would it make sense to put this into
> zc.recipe.egg or would it be better to create some unrelated recipe
> which only sets envirionment variables?
I suggest updating zc.recipe.egg:custom to accept environment-
variable, assuming that setting environment variables is sufficient.
I think an option to pass setup custom options would be useful as well.
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