[Python-Dev] Suggested change for Setup.in
Barry A. Warsaw
Tue, 3 Oct 2000 11:39:19 -0400 (EDT)
I have a small suggestion for Modules/Setup.in. On Linux (RH6.1) with
the zlib rpm installed, all I need to enable this module is the
zlib zlibmodule.c -lz
but Setup.in has this suggestion, which I think is too hard for people
to figure out what to do:
zlib zlibmodule.c -I$(prefix)/include -L$(exec_prefix)/lib -lz
The standard build options will already include the right -I and -L
flags for this to Just Work. I suggest we make the common case
(Linux?) simple, and let others figure out what the right -I and -L
flags are. I submit that even if they /do/ have to handcraft -I and
-L, the defaults in Setup.in are pretty meaningless.
A worthy change? For 2.0 final?