[SciPy-dev] --prefix not being accepted by setup.py now?

eric jones eric at enthought.com
Tue Mar 11 17:52:56 CST 2003

> > 2.
> > The xplt files seem to be rebuilt everytime I run setup.py, even if
> > have been previously built.
> Fixed. However there is still one gotcha: when using the same CVS tree
> for different platform, one must remove pygist/Make.cfg whenever
> the platforms. Since pygist/Make.cfg is not used anywhere else but
> in setup_xplt.getallparams() function then Make.cfg file should be
> created in distutils platform specific temporary directory
> (e.g build/temp.linux-i686-2.2).

I have made a patch that builds the makefile.  I'll tst it tomorrow and
check it in.  It seems fairly brittle though to be build Makefiles from
setup.py files.  How hard is it to have distutils build everything
instead of relying on the make file?  


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