[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src setup.py, 1.208, 1.209

Brett C. bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Fri Dec 31 09:14:04 CET 2004

Brett C. wrote:
> Jack Jansen wrote:
>> On 18-dec-04, at 21:48, bcannon at users.sourceforge.net wrote:
>>> Update of /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src
>>> In directory sc8-pr-cvs1.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv21493
>>> Modified Files:
>>>     setup.py
>>> Log Message:
>>> Switch from getting LDFLAGS and CPPFLAGS from the environment to the 
>>> Makefile.
>>> This is to avoid a problem that inconsistently comes up where the 
>>> environment
>>> variable is unset while the Makefile clearly has the values set and 
>>> are used
>>> during ``make``.
>> Brett,
>> I'm building MacPython binary distributions with an LDFLAGS configure 
>> option, as in
>>     $PYTHONSRC/configure -C --enable-framework LDFLAGS=-Wl,-x
>> This has suddenly started failing with a very mysterious error 
>> message. When the
>> make tries to build the extension modules I get
>>     running build
>>     running build_ext
>>     usage: setup.py [options]
>>     setup.py: error: no such option: -W
>> Could this somehow be caused by your fix?
> Yep, it's my doing.  I bet optparse is raising an error since it doesn't 
> have options for -W1 or -x registered with the parser.  Anyone off the 
> top of their head know how to cause optparse to just skip over options 
> it doesn't know about?

OK, rev. 1.210 has my fix.  Now I strip out double dashes (for long options) 
and any dashes preceding any options that setup.py doesn't care about before 
passing the string to optparse.  That way they just look like interspersed 
arguments to optparse and it just ignores them.

Tested it with your LDFLAGS value and it worked fine for me.

> I am on vacation at the moment so I will deal with this when I get back 
> this weekend.

So I lied and got to it sooner.  =)

Happy New Year to everyone.


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