[Distutils] heads-up on a plot to bring linux wheels to pypi

Alexander Walters tritium-list at sdamon.com
Thu Jan 14 06:26:31 EST 2016

On 1/14/2016 06:13, Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 2:19 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 14 January 2016 at 20:12, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 14 January 2016 at 15:55, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
>>>> - build some test wheels
>>>> - write a proper PEP
>>>> - convince pip and pypi maintainers that this is a good idea ;-)
>>> While I've historically advocated against the idea of defining our own
>>> "Linux platform ABI" subset, the fact that Enthought and Continuum are
>>> successfully distributing pre-built binaries through the simple "use
>>> CentOS 5.11" approach seems promising.
>>> In terms of non-scientific packages, the main group I'd suggest
>>> getting in touch with is pycryptography, as we'll probably want to
>>> baseline a more recent version of OpenSSL than the one in CentOS 5.11.
>> Ah, looking at https://github.com/manylinux/auditwheel, I see anything
>> linking to OpenSSL would fail the platform audit, at least for the
>> current draft policy. That also seems like a potentially reasonable
>> approach (although it could lead to complaints about "Why doesn't
>> project <X> offer a wheel file?")
> Yeah, it's very unfortunate, that's exactly the library that you'd
> like to be able to depend on, so we checked specifically. But it turns
> out that openssl has broken ABI over the relevant time-period, so
> there's no choice, you can't rely on the system version and have to
> statically link :-(.
> Though I guess this is no worse than than if you want to distribute a
> wheel that needs openssl on Windows.
> -n
Theoretically you can statically link openssl on windows, or otherwise 
include it.  An odd benefit (in this case, only) of an operating system 
that includes nothing is a culture of vendoring everything.

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