Preparing for a point release
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri Dec 8 07:48:04 UTC 2017
Richard Laager said:
> NTPsec's `waf configure --destdir` seems broken. That should be fixed,
> especially if helping packagers is a priority.
--destdir work on install rather than configure.
--prefix works on configure not install
That doesn't seem obvious to me, but that stuff is probably above my pay
> Have you tried the patch I posted to #414, which removes wafhelpers/
> fix_python_config.py entirely?
Looks good to me.
I'm using PYTHONPATH because it was the thing to do ages ago and I never took
> Fred Wright's position is that it is better to "us[e] a location that
> actually works over using a location that honors PREFIX". From this premise
> comes wafhelpers/fix_python_config.py, which I suspect is responsible for
> the problem you are reporting.
On Fedora, python sys.path doesn't include /usr/local/whatever unless you put
that in PYTHONPATH. But /usr/local isn't on my default search path either.
It seems reasonable to me to require a PYTHONPATH when we require hacking the
normal search path.
It might be appropriate to give a warning/error message if the install target
for pylib isn't on the python path. Should we have a similar warning for
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