[Distutils] GCC versions and binary egg names

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Aug 6 21:10:37 CEST 2010

Marius Gedminas wrote:
> In my experience the difficulty is figuring out which non-Python
> dependencies you need installed (libraries, header files, compilers,
> build tools).  Cheating (of the 'sudo apt-get build-dep python-numpy'
> kind) helps, if what you're trying to install is a (newer version of a)
> package that's already been packaged for your distribution.

Yes, that's one.

The other is to be able to use buildout or pip + a requirements file to 
get the same set of python packages available, no matter what OS you 
choose to build the project on...


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