Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Wed Aug 20 16:20:52 CEST 2003

"Bryan" <belred1 at yahoo.com> writes:

> "Michael Hudson" <mwh at python.net> wrote in message news:7h3y8xo4q1v.fsf at pc150.maths.bris.ac.uk...
> > "Bryan" <belred1 at yahoo.com> writes:
> >
> > > what is the correct way to pass custom values to a distutil's setup
> > > script?  i'd like to pass on the command line the libraries_dir
> > > path.  should i just parse it out from sys.argv?
> >
> > Um, most options already have an associated command line option...
> > doesn't the --install-dir option to install_lib do what you want?
> >
> it doesn't work for the library_dirs
> setup.py install --library_dir=".."
> error: option --library-dirs not recognized
> or
> setup.py --library_dir=".." install
> error: option --library-dirs not recognized

Oh, *that* option.

You have to pass that directly to build_ext, it seems.  'install'
doesn't pass it through.


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