I was trying to build a Python module yesterday, but
python setup.py build
insisted on including several compiler options that the compiler immediately balked at, returning an error. This is despite that the instance of Python I was using was freshly compiled with the same environment, so shouldn’t have any mistaken notions of how things should be built.
if os.name == “posix”:
from setup_posix import get_config
else: # assume windows
from setup_windows import get_config
metadata, options = get_config()
- other assignments to metadata
so I just used pprint to look at options:
import pprint pp = pprint.PrettyPrinter(indent=2) metadata, options = get_config() pp.pprint(options)
I saw that the unwanted compiler options were coming from
options[‘extra_compile_args’] so I set that to the null list, and now I could build it.
Also, I got to find out that the 3 year old release version of mod_python 3.3.1 has a bug that causes compilation errors on some platforms (including mine, Solaris 2.10.)