[SciPy-dev] [SciPy-user] install location of the newcore header files

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Mon Oct 10 16:35:12 CDT 2005


Robert Kern wrote:

>Gerard Vermeulen wrote:
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>>I finally discovered where the header files get installed when reading CAPI.txt;
>>on the scip-dev list it is argued that the Python include directory is not a
>>standard place for headers.
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>No one is arguing that it's not standard. I'm arguing that it's a *bad*
>place because frequently people can't install to it.
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>>I understand that some people cannot write to the Python include directory,
>>but distutils can take care of that in principle, see
>>http://python.org/doc/2.4.2/inst/search-path.html
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>Yes, that solves installing the headers to a new location. But people
>then have to modify every setup.py script for modules that use scipy
>headers to point to the new location.
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So, why not have the get_headers_dir() function in scipy.distutils, but 
just install to the "standard" place by default and only install to the 
non-standard place if needed.   This seems like it would make everybody 
happy.


-Travis




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