[AstroPy] [astropy-dev] ANN: Astropy v0.1

Michael Droettboom mdroe@stsci....
Wed Jul 11 12:16:18 CDT 2012

Those interested in this discussion may want to look at PR #316, which 
makes creating options to link to system libraries easier to accomplish 



On 07/11/2012 12:13 PM, Michael Droettboom wrote:
> On 07/10/2012 11:33 AM, Ol? Streicher wrote:
>>> In any case, moving it to cextern as you suggest.  (I don't remember
>>> the conclusion of the wcslib dicussion--was it going to be moved into
>>> cextern as well?)
>> As far as I know, there is no (documented) decision on that yet.
> My plan is to (a) wait for a release of wcslib with the necessary 
> patches, and then (b) move our local copy into cextern, and (c) 
> provide a setup.cfg switch to use the system wcslib rather than the 
> included one.
> I also plan to do (c) for expat, I just haven't got around to it yet.
>> But the machine that creates the packages has nothing to do with the
>> machine where it is finally installed (Debian provides ready-to-use
>> binary packages). So, I would like to be able to *create* the pyfits,
>> pywcs and votable legacy packages even if the original ones are already
>> installed on my build machine -- I will just put the files in the
>> according package, and not use it here directly.
>> The patch for this is quite simple, but a documented switch would be
>> more robust.
> PR #302 added an option to disable legacy shim building.  You're 
> suggesting here that it would also be nice to have something that 
> *forces* legacy shim building?  That should be easy enough to do 
> following the pattern laid out in #302.  Just wanted to confirm that 
> adding a `--enable-legacy` commandline arg to setup.py that would 
> always build the legacy shims would be helpful here.
> https://github.com/astropy/astropy/pull/302
> Mike
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