[Distutils] PEP 513: A Platform Tag for Portable Linux Built Distributions Version

Olivier Grisel olivier.grisel at ensta.org
Tue Jan 26 07:22:47 EST 2016

2016-01-26 11:41 GMT+01:00 Olivier Grisel <olivier.grisel at ensta.org>:
> Maybe we could devise some syntax for /etc/python/compatibility.conf
> to state that the manylinux1 entry is only valid for Python
> interpreters such as distutils.util.get_platform() == 'linux-x86_64'?

Actually this won't work. I just try to debootstrap ubuntu trusty i386
on top of ubuntu trusty amd64 and I get the following behavior in
python3 inside the i386 chroot:

>>> from distutils.util import get_platform
>>> get_platform()

>>> import platform
>>> platform.machine()

>>> import sys
>>> sys.maxsize > 2**32

So this is actually a 32 bit Python declared as running on a
linux-x86_64 platform (even though everything is i386 inside the

I get the exact same behavior when installing the 32 bit miniconda on
ubuntu trusty amd64.

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