[Python-Dev] How to get setup.py to build expat?

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2001 21:05:39 -0500

The setup.py script does not build the expat module for me.

I have expat installed in /usr/local, at least I believe so: I have
/usr/local/include/xmlparse.h and /usr/local/lib/libexpat.a -- do I
need more?

How can I get setup.py to spit out what it tries, and why it fails?
setup.py -v build doesn't give any extra output.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)