[Distutils] something else to throw into the static metadata mix

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com
Wed Sep 30 22:26:38 CEST 2009

On Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:26:15 -0700, <cgalvan at mail.utexas.edu> wrote:

> I agree with Tarek that the system dependency handling is not something  
> that should be dealt with in the python package metadata.  The best  
> thing that can be hoped for is that packages which rely on a specific  
> version of a system dependency will throw a descriptive error indicating  
> this particular problem.  The MySQL_python project is one example of a  
> project that is already doing this, since they throw an ImportError with  
> a descriptive title in this case.

The other option could be to enable support for static linking so as to  
make the egg a reasonably self-sufficient binary (eg: lxml's --static flag  
to setup.py)


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