[Python-Dev] PEP 229: setup.py revised

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Mon, 15 Jan 2001 17:13:03 -0500

On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 08:51:51AM -0500, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>Ah.  It's very simple.  I create a directory "linux" as a subdirectory
>of the Python source tree (i.e. at the same level as Lib, Objects,
>etc.).  Then I chdir into that directory, and I say "../configure".
>The configure script creates subdirectories to hold the object files ...
>Then I say "make" and it builds Python.  

This doesn't work at all for me in my copy of the CVS tree.  Are there
other steps or requirements to make this work.  (Transcript available
upon request, but I suspect I'm missing something simple.)