[pypy-issue] [issue1164] Call to get_python_lib(standard_lib=1) fails a test in current rope tests

Armin Rigo tracker at bugs.pypy.org
Mon Jun 11 10:22:21 CEST 2012


Armin Rigo <armin.rigo at gmail.com> added the comment:

The message of the error tries to explain it: get_python_lib(standard_lib=1)
cannot succeed in PyPy, because there is no single directory that can be
considered as "the standard library".  So we just don't know what value to
return there.  In general it is known that not all features of distutils work on
PyPy.  It can be considered as a PyPy flaw (but we can also wonder why a normal
program would need it other than during complicated setup procedures).

It could be fixed in PyPy now that we no longer have three directories but only
two; we could just return the first of these, which still does not fully make
sense but at least more so than in PyPy <= 1.8.

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