[Buildroot] [PATCH v3 2/5] Add python3 config directory simlink

Patrick kpa_info at yahoo.fr
Wed Feb 13 10:07:18 UTC 2013


On 02/13/2013 10:33 AM, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Patrick Gerber,
>
> On Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:20:34 +0100, Patrick Gerber wrote:
>> Add a simlink to alias the python3.3/config-3.3m directory to python3.3/config
>> in the staging directory
>
> This description doesn't match what the code is doing. The code creates
> a symbolic link in $(HOST_DIR), not $(STAGING_DIR).
>
> Also, this commit log doesn't explain *why* this is needed in the first
> place. The commit log only explains what the patch is doing (which we
> can easily find out by reading the code), but lacks an explanation of
> the underlying reasons.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Thomas
>

When using host python to install an external module, the setup tools 
look for a python3.3/config/pyconfig.h file. With the python3 package 
from buildroot this directory is called config-3.3m. This is why we need 
to alias config to config-3.3m.

Patrick


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