[Distutils] reservations about pythonv

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Mar 17 17:48:02 CET 2011

On Mar 17, 2011, at 12:32 PM, Carl Meyer wrote:

>I also realized last night that if the need for LD_LIBRARY_PATH is as
>rare as it seems to be, people could just as well set it themselves
>before running stuff in their virtualenv. We could even have our shell
>"activate" script set it, so you'd only have to set it yourself if using
>the virtualenv's binary directly without "activate."

+1.  Keeps Python nice and simple and AFAICT, it should work because it'll set
the environment variable before Python starts executing.

OTOH, if no actual use case for LD_LIBRARY_PATH gets raised, then even this
won't be necessary.

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