[Python-Dev] Configure option to change Python's name?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Jan 21 12:00:04 EST 2004

Jack Jansen wrote:
> The idea was triggered by Michael Hudson, who wanted to install a 
> debugging-enabled framework build of Python on MacOSX, which shouldn't 
> interfere with the normal Python (either Apple-installed or 
> user-installed). It turns out this is doable through meticulous hacking 
> of the Makefile after configure (and, for now, ignoring the few 
> hardcoded "Python.framework" references in Lib, but those need fixing 
> anyway). For other unix systems a similar approach would work to isolate 
> a debug-python from the normal production python.

Why can't you configure with an entirely different --prefix, such as


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