calling extension's autoconf/make from distutils
steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Sep 21 18:11:49 CEST 2007
Gary Jefferson wrote:
> On Sep 20, 10:43 pm, Gary Jefferson <garyjefferson... at yahoo.com>
>> I've got a python extension that comes with its own standard autoconf/
>> automake system, and I can "python setup.py build" just fine with it
>> as long as I have previously done "./configure" in that directory.
>> However, 'python setup.py bdist_rpm' can't hope to have done './
>> configure' first, as it untars and tries to build the extension there.
>> Is there a hook for bdist_rpm (and friends) that will allow me to
>> insert a './configure' in the build process, sometime before it tries
>> to build the extension?
> I ended up simply subclassing 'Extension' and having it os.system('./
> configure') before proceeding.
> This isn't perfect, as it does the './configure' everytime, but it
If it really is a one-off thing, you only need to ruin configure if
config-status doesn't exist. That isn't a difficult check ...
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