how to build wxPython w/ Sun's C++ compiler?

Skip Montanaro skip at
Mon Sep 9 17:29:28 EDT 2002

wxPython uses distutils to build.  I'm trying to build it on a Solaris
system using Sun's C and C++ compilers (cc & CC, respectively).  When I

    python build

it tries to use "cc" instead of CC to compile C++ code, with predictable

    running build_ext
    building 'wxc' extension
    cc -DNDEBUG -O -DSWIG_GLOBAL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DWXP_USE_THREAD=1 -Isrc -I/home/skip/local/SunOS/include/python2.2 -c src/helpers.cpp -o build/temp.solaris-2.8-sun4u-2.2/src/helpers.o -I/home/skip/local/SunOS/lib/wx/include/gtk-2.3 -I/home/skip/local/SunOS/include -DGTK_NO_CHECK_CASTS -D__WXGTK__ -D_REENTRANT -I/home/skip/local/SunOS/include/gtk-1.2 -I/home/skip/local/SunOS/include/glib-1.2 -I/home/skip/local/SunOS/lib/glib/include -I/usr/openwin/include
    cc: No input file specified, no output generated
    error: command 'cc' failed with exit status 1

How do I convince it to use CC for files with .cpp extensions.


Skip Montanaro
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