[Numpy-discussion] How do I ensure numpy headers are present in setup.py?
Fri Apr 2 14:06:08 CDT 2010
On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 13:03, Erik Tollerud <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am writing a setup.py file for a package that will use cython with
> numpy integration. This of course requires the numpy header files,
> which I am including by using numpy.get_includes in the setup.py file
> below. The problem is for users that have not installed numpy before
> installing this package. If they have setuptools installed, the
> behavior I would want would be for numpy to be downloaded and then the
> setup script should be able to get at the headers even if it doesn't
> install numpy until after this package is installed. But that doesn't
> work - I have to import numpy in the setup script, which fails if it
> is not yet installed. So How can I get the behavior I want?
You can't, not without some hacks to distutils. This is a basic
problem with the way setuptools uses arguments to setup() to get the
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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