[Distutils] Working toward Linux wheel support

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 04:11:26 CEST 2015

Yes, but how do you know that I compiled against the right version of libc?

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015, 9:13 PM Chris Barker - NOAA Federal <
chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:

> > On Jul 17, 2015, at 1:19 PM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I've recently packaged SDL2 for Windows as a wheel, without any Python
> code. It is a conditional dependency "if Windows" for a SDL wrapper.
> Cool, though I still think we need wheel-level deps -- the dependency
> is on the particular binary, not the platform. But a good start.
> >
> > We were talking on this list about adding more categories to wheel, to
> make it easier to install in abstract locations "confdir", "libdir" etc.
> probably per GNU convention which would map to /etc, /usr/share, and so
> forth based on the platform.
> Where would the concrete firs be? I think inside the Python install
> I.e. Where everything is managed by python . I don't think I want pip
> dumping stuff in /use/local, nevermind /usr. And presumably the goal
> is to support virtualenv anyway.
> > Someone needs to write that specification. Propose we forget about
> Windows for the first revision, so that it is possible to get it done.
> If we want Windows support in the long run -- and we do -- we should
> be thinking about it from the start. But if it's going in the
> Python-managed dirs, it doesn't have to follow Windows convention ...
> > The real trick is when you have to depend on something that lives
> outside of your packaging system, for example, it's probably easier to ship
> qt as a wheel than to ship libc as a wheel.
> Well, we can expect SOME base system! No system can exist without libc....
> -CHB
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