Relocatable binary installs....

Steve Holden steve at
Mon Jan 31 13:55:34 EST 2005

Fredrik Lundh wrote:

> friedmud at wrote:
>>Is there a way to make a relocateable python binary... that is... a
>>python installation that won't care where it is on the machine... and
>>won't care if it gets put somewhere else besides /  ?
> the standard CPython interpreter is 100% "relocatable".  If you think
> it isn't, you have to be a bit more specific.
Is it possible that you are using "relocatable" in the standard sense of 
"code can be located anywhere in physical memory", where the OP is using 
the same term to mean "can live anywhere in the filestore"?

I suspect the problem the OP is seeing is because the --prefix 
configuration parameter will cause an interpreter to look in a specific 
place for standard libraries. Clearly if you "relocate" the libraries to 
another directory entirely then an interpreter without any further nouse 
(and no symbolic links to help it) is going to crap out badly.

But I could be wrong.

always-prepared-to-at-least-admit-the-possibility-ly y'rs  - steve
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