[Distutils] Solaris and distutils: Need to pass LIBDIR explicitly with -L when building extensions?

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Tue Feb 3 06:44:54 CET 2009

zooko wrote:
> On Feb 2, 2009, at 12:01 PM, Dave Peterson wrote:
>> I noticed you removed the Python 2.5 version specification.  I wasn't
>> aware there were no further planned maintenance releases for the 2.5
>> branch.   A few of the libs we use still seem to have problems
>> building on 2.6.   Guess it is just a matter of time.
> I maintain a few libraries with compiled C code.  I don't know how to
> build binaries for Python 2.6, because apparently the method that I've
> been using until now to build binary extension modules (mingw) isn't
> able to produce 2.6-compatible extension modules yet.

Building python extensions with mingw on 2.6 is possible, at least on 32
bits arch. We can build numpy with mingw on 2.6; given numpy's reliance
on a lot of distutils features/C code, I think most python softwares
should build fine.



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