[SciPy-dev] Always including lapack_lite and blas_lite in sdist

Pearu Peterson pearu at scipy.org
Sun Oct 2 12:42:12 CDT 2005

On Sun, 2 Oct 2005, Travis Oliphant wrote:

> Fernando Perez wrote:
>> Travis Oliphant wrote:
>>> Eric Firing noticed a problem with the newcore setup.py script in that the 
>>> blas_lite and lapack_lite files are missing.    This is because, on my 
>>> system, I used blas and so didn't compile those.
>>> I'm wondering how we can detect in the setup.py file that an sdist command 
>>> has been issued and so include the blas_lite and lapack_lite files even if 
>>> somebody has atlas installed.
>>> Does somebody know how to tell what command was run when we are inside a 
>>> configuration?
>> In most cases, a test like
>> if 'sdist' in sys.argv:
>>   ...
>> should work, I would think.  Unless something is actively rewriting 
>> sys.argv, even other scripts called by setup.py should see this.  Or am I 
>> missing something more subtle?
> No, I think you got it.   Somethings just escape me :-)

Using `sdist in sys.argv` works but not in general. scipy.distutils 
supports a general solution that in addition to the above problem, it 
can handle cases where configuration depends also on a platform (e.g. 
creating distributions on different platfrom from where it will be used).
So, I wouldn't use `sdist in sys.argv` but methods provided by 
scipy.distutils. For example, using depends keyword argument to 
Configuration.add_extension method, or functions that can filter out 
unnecessary sources, etc. If you have already used `sdist in sys.argv`, 
that's ok, just I may replace this approach with another one.


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