Making easy_install play nicely with multi-arch¶
How to help extensions built with easy_install find Debian/Ubuntu multi-arch libraries.
The poorly documented
~/.pydistutils.cfg allows setting defaults for command-line arguments to
setup.py commands such as
python setup.py build_ext --library-dirs. Use this to get
easy_install to build eggs with extension modules that need to find libaries on
multi-arch systems like Ubuntu and Debian. Just add the following two lines to
[build_ext] library_dirs = /usr/lib:/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu:/usr/local/lib
Updated on 26 October 2011
Imported from Plone on Mar 15, 2021. The date for this update is the last modified date in Plone.