[Python-Dev] setup.py auto-conf (SSL support in _socket)

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 17:33:45 +0100

Michael Hudson wrote:
> barry@zope.com (Barry A. Warsaw) writes:
> > It shouldn't have been this difficult to debug.  Surely there must be
> > some way to tell setup.py not to delete .so's it can't import so we
> > have a prayer of finding the real problems.
> Maybe it just shouldn't install the shared libs if they fail to
> import?

I'm not sure why setup.py is trying to be smart in the first 
place. A warning is certainly a good idea, but then setup.py
should let the user decide what to do about the problem, IMHO.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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