[Python-Dev] Can Python Be Built Without Distutils

Cyd Haselton chaselton at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 21:56:17 CET 2015

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 1:19 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> On 23.01.2015 19:48, Matthias Klose wrote:
>> 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.
> You may want to have a look at the Setup files we're using
> in eGenix PyRun, which uses them to force static builds of the
> various built-in extensions.
> Look for these files:
> PyRun/Runtime/Setup.PyRun-2.7
> PyRun/Runtime/Setup.PyRun-3.4
> in the source archives:
> http://www.egenix.com/products/python/PyRun/

Do you have a browseable git repo?
>> Otoh, I would like to get rid off the setup.py altogether (/me ducks ...).
> Why ? It's great for finding stuff on your system and configuring
> everything without user intervention (well, most of the time :-)).
> --
> Marc-Andre Lemburg
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