[Python-Dev] Can Python Be Built Without Distutils

Matthias Klose doko at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 23 19:48:36 CET 2015

On 01/23/2015 06:30 PM, Cyd Haselton wrote:
> Related to my earlier question regarding building Python on Android
> and an undefined reference to dlopen error...I have the following
> question:  Is it possible to build and install Python without having
> to build and install...or use...distutils?
> Some background:
> I can build the python interpreter on my device, and I can build a
> bunch of modules.  The problem appears when make reaches the part
> where setup.py is used to build and import modules...specifically when
> setup.py attempts to import distutils.core.

you can do this using Setup.local. This works for me building additional
extensions as builtins.  It might require some tweaking to build everything.
Otoh, I would like to get rid off the setup.py altogether (/me ducks ...).


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