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Re: python: update soon?


On Wed, May 24, 2006 at 03:14:38PM -0500, Yaakov S wrote:
> Jason Tishler wrote:
> > AFAICT, Cygwin Python uses the normal Python layout.
> > 
> > On Cygwin, we have:
> > 
> >      $ ls /usr/lib/python2.4/config
> >      Makefile  Setup.config  config.c     install-sh          makesetup
> >      Setup     Setup.local  libpython2.4.dll.a  python.o
> > 
> > and on Linux, we have:
> > 
> >     $ ls usr/lib/python2.4/config
> >     Makefile  Setup.config  config.c     install-sh      makesetup
> >     Setup     Setup.local  libpython2.4.a  python.o
> AFAIK the difference is not in config but in /usr/lib; on Linux,
>* are installed in /usr/lib, allowing one to link
> against python with a simple -lpython2.4, where we need -
> -L/usr/lib/python2.4/config also.

Under Cygwin, the "analog" of, libpython2.4.dll, is
installed in /usr/bin.  So, users don't have to add /usr/lib to their

> Having a copy/symlink of libpython2.4.dll.a in /usr/lib would help
> make Cygwin more compatible with python-dependent autotooled packages,
> which are not yet sensitive to this peculiarity.

Understood.  Would you be willing to champion a patch that creates a
symlink of libpython2.4.dll.a in /usr/lib?


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