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  1. Qt for Python
  2. PYSIDE-759

Better compatibility with standard setup.py options



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    • Resolution: Out of scope
    • P3: Somewhat important
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    • 5.11.0
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    • Linux/Wayland


      A typical Debian package build will first build the python extension for all supported Python versions, then install all those built extensions in a second step:

      python2.7 setup.py configure
      python3.6 setup.py configure
      python3.7 setup.py configure
      python2.7 setup.py build --build-lib ...
      python3.6 setup.py build --build-lib ...
      python3.6 setup.py build --build-lib ...
      python2.7 setup.py install --root ...
      python3.6 setup.py install --root ...
      python3.6 setup.py install --root ...

      The build step is passed a different build-lib each time so that the built files do not overwrite each other.

      The install step is heavily customized to pass many options in order to install files in a different temporary location used for the package build. It receives at least --root and also --install-layout=deb --install-scripts='$base/bin' --install-lib=... --prefix=/usr.

      The pyside build system appears like a regular setup.py from the outside but it doesn't respect all those options and variables and it is thus impossible for me to package it like a set of regular Python extensions. It would be nice if your customized build system could implement/respect those options.

      (In truth, the python packaging helper tool relies on a temporary .pydistutils.cfg file to pass all those options so that the customized --build-lib sticks even in the install step.)


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            crmaurei Cristian Maureira-Fredes
            rhertzog Raphaƫl Hertzog
            Alex Blasche Alex Blasche
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