[Distutils] bdist_rpm with different python version

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Mar 24 20:11:33 CET 2010

At 12:01 PM 3/24/2010 -0700, Aaron Brice wrote:
>I am working on a RHEL5 system with python 2.4 installed as
>/usr/bin/python and python 2.6 installed as /usr/bin/python2.6.
>When I run "python2.6 setup.py install" in a module it generally does
>the right thing and installs to /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/.  So
>I want to generate a rpm to deploy the module, but "python2.6 setup.py
>bdist_rpm" does not do the right thing, the .spec file generated uses
>"python" and not "python2.6" and the resulting rpm installs to
>Is there a way to override this behavior?

The --fix-python option hardcodes the path to the currently-running 
python.  Run "setup.py bdist_rpm --help" for more details.

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