[Python.NET] ubuntu clarification

Hamilton Link helink at sandia.gov
Wed Dec 3 02:05:45 CET 2008

I figured out the python.exe is a dynamically-linked python for use 
under systems like ubuntu where the provided distribution is statically 
linked.  But I had already installed an overriding distribution of 
python from sources.

FYI, ubuntu's distribution is this way because for whatever reason it is 
configured with --disable-shared.  If you (like me) check out python 
from sources and configure a version with --enable-shared and install 
it, you don't have to use python.exe.  Not that I'm anti-python.exe, but 
I wanted to know precisely what was different under ubuntu, and it turns 
out this is the necessary and sufficient configuration change.


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