[libvirt] [PATCH] Use AM_PATH_PYTHON and python-config to detect Python configuration

Matthias Bolte matthias.bolte at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 8 23:01:52 UTC 2009

2009/12/8 Daniel Veillard <veillard at redhat.com>:
> On Sun, Dec 06, 2009 at 11:02:26PM +0100, Matthias Bolte wrote:
>> Using AM_PATH_PYTHON solves the site-packages directory problem. At least
>> in Ubuntu with Python 2.6 and later site-packages is renamed to dist-packages
>> and site-packages is not part of sys.path anymore. So installing the libvirt
>> Python bindings to site-packages renders them unusable, because they can be
>> imported from there without manually including site-packages into sys.path.
>> AM_PATH_PYTHON detects the correct site-packages/dist-packages directory.
>> python-config --includes gives the correct include path for the Python header
>> files. The old probing code stays there as fallback mechanism.
>> * configure.in: use AM_PATH_PYTHON and python-config
>> * python/Makefile.am: remove -I because PYTHON_INCLUDES contains it now
>  Hum, that configuration code is inherited from libxml2, and I could
> not rely on AM_PATH_PYTHON being present, as it broke on older platforms.
> But for libvirt and by now I guess this approach is fine,
>  ACK
> Daniel

Okay, pushed.


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