Problem with linking embedding C application

Gerhard Häring gh_pythonlist at
Mon Oct 1 15:05:11 CEST 2001

On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 02:40:19PM +0200, Mads Bondo Dydensborg wrote:
> > from distutils.sysconfig import get_config_var
> > print get_config_var("LIBS") + " " + get_config_var("SYSLIBS")
> Thanks, that is nice.
> Am I correct in assuming that this module is rather new? (I just checked,
> it does not seem to be present in Python 1.6, but is very much in 2.0).
> Where did you figure out about "LIBS" and "SYSLIBS" from? 

Hmm. I first read about the distutils.sysconfig in the Extending and
Embedding Chapter of the Python docs. Section 5.6 (Linking
Requirements). When I read your post, I thought there must a way
to figure it out with the distutils.sysconfig module. I confess I just
printed the result of get_config_vars() and compared that with what
ldd /usr/bin/python showed me.

The LIBS and SYSLIBS stuff seem to come in fact from the Python Makefile
that distutils.sysconfig parses.

distutils-is-magic-ly yours,

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