[Distutils] draft PEP: manylinux1

Robert T. McGibbon rmcgibbo at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 15:18:43 EST 2016

On Jan 22, 2016 9:04 AM, "Lowekamp, Bradley (NIH/NLM/LHC) [C]" <
blowekamp at mail.nih.gov> wrote:
> Hello,
> I noticed that libpython is missing from the lists of dependent
libraries. Also the “manylinux” Docker image has it’s Python versions
compiled with libpython static.
> Does this mean that we must do static linking against libpython?

This is a bug/imprecision in the PEP. Manylinux1 wheels *can* link against
libpython (the appropriate version for whatever python they're targeting),
and the latest version of the docker image uses a shared libpython now.

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