Freezing python files into executables

Rami Chowdhury rami.chowdhury at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 21:31:07 CET 2009


On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 11:57:17 -0800, Girish Venkatasubramanian  
<girishvs at gmail.com> wrote:

> I checked and ls /usr/lib64/python2.4/config/ returns
> config.c config.c.in install-sh libpython2.4.a Makefile makesetup
> python.o Setup Setup.config Setup.local
>
> so I am guessing the python-devel installation went off OK, from what  
> you say.
>
> I looked at the freeze.py code and I see your point. But for tweaking,
> I would need to know what modules should get included from lib64
> instead of lib and hardcode them ....
> Maybe tinkering around with the makefile which is produced by freeze
> is a better way to go?
>
> But since I need to freeze this python code by today, can you suggest
> any other tool to do this?
>

I believe /usr/lib64 on a 64-bit RHEL will contain everything you need ;  
can you try just changing the directory freeze.py looks at to 'lib64', and  
see if the freeze works?

>
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 11:47 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>> Girish Venkatasubramanian wrote:
>>> Hey Marc-Andre,
>>> Ummm - I have installed python-devel.x86_64 and checked that the
>>> /usr/lib64/python2.4/ is populated - anything else I can/shuld do to
>>> check/ensure the the devel rpm is installed?
>>
>> If you have the config/ sub-dir in there, things should be
>> fine.
>>
>> However, it's possible that you need to tweek the freeze.py
>> script a little, since RedHat chose to split the Python
>> installation on x64 in two parts and they may have missed
>> patching freeze.py as well:
>>
>> The platform independent parts are in /usr/lib, whereas the
>> platform dependent parts are in /usr/lib64.
>>
>> Python normally doesn't support this. It only has a
>> prefix and an exec_prefix, but those only allow to do
>> things like prefix=/usr and exec_prefix=/usr64, not
>> changing the lib/ part in /usr/lib/.
>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 11:32 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>>>> Rami Chowdhury wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 11:15:39 -0800, Girish Venkatasubramanian
>>>>> <girishvs at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>> I have been using freeze.py on 32 bit linux distributions without a
>>>>>> problem. But recently I tried to do the same on RHEL5 x86_64 and ran
>>>>>> into some issues.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 1) When I ran the script, I got
>>>>>> Error: needed directory /usr/lib/python2.4/config not found
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I don't know anything about freeze.py but on 64-bit Red Hat distros
>>>>> (RHEL, Fedora, etc) it should be /usr/lib64/python2.4/config :-)
>>>>
>>>> This sounds a lot like a missing Python devel RPM.
>>>>
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