Preparing for a point release
rlaager at wiktel.com
Fri Dec 8 20:42:53 UTC 2017
I agree that your system does not have /usr/local in its sys.path by
I think that's broken.
Here's the relevant RedHat bug:
It is closed with, "F27 will have this issue resolved.".
For existing systems, there are three solutions:
1) Ignore prefix and install to /usr. This is Fred Wright's solution and
is what is seemingly the point of fix_python_config.py. I think this is
wrong; prefix should be respected unless explicitly overridden by
2) Set PYTHONPATH. Fred Wright said there was a consensus that this is
3) Create a .pth file in the appropriate place, which is somewhere under
/usr. There are probably existing ones:
find /usr/lib*/python2.7 -name "*.pth"
You'd want to do something like (as root):
cat > /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/local.pth << EOF
mkdir -p /usr/local/lib64/python2.7/site-packages
mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages
Given that this is fixed in the distro, I think the right trade-off is
to recommend #3, either in documentation and/or in a warning from waf if
the configured pythondir is not in sys.path. I would like to see the
fix_python_config.py code removed, as it is creating new breakage.
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