Build bugs in Python 2.2.1?

Martin v. Loewis martin at
Sat Aug 10 23:34:37 CEST 2002

"Donn Cave" <donn at> writes:

> Well, that's sure encouraging!  All of this is probably true, but
> had the same attitude hovered over the move to in 2.1,
> we'd still be using autoconfig, right?

Which attitude are you referring to? I don't think I can follow your

> I'm not the biggest fan of, but I don't think it needs
> to be a choice between and autoconfig.  There are all
> kinds of ways to get information from configure into,
> and all we need is to find one that might be ideologically
> acceptable to the folks who check stuff in.

Reliance on autoconf can only work on systems where configure is run,
which in turn require systems that have a /bin/sh. If needs
to do things which it currently cannot do, distutils must be enhanced
to allows these things to be done.


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