[Python-Dev] buildtime vs runtime in Distutils

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Nov 15 02:38:30 CET 2009


> http://bugs.python.org/issue4359 reminds me that Distutils reads build
> files like Makefile or pyconfig.h to get some environment
> variables through the sysconfig module at *runtime*.
> 
> This cannot work on all platforms, when our Makefile is not shipped
> with python but python-devel. (like Fedora)

I don't see a problem with that: you'll need the python-devel package
*anyway* when running distutils, for many packages.

Regards,
Martin


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