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Re: [Xen-devel] Why do we use /usr/lib/python to install python libraries?

On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:09:06PM -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:

> This seems exceptionally evil and is definitely a PITA.  What was the 
> original problem that led us to do this?  I'd like to take a stab at 
> correcting it so we can have a more sane installation.

If you're going to fix this, then great.  Perhaps you could make it:

a) use the proper Python distutils if installed;

b) fall back to using /usr/lib{,64}/python if distutils is not installed
   (though I can't imagine that there are many systems that are shipping with
   Python but without distutils, and you do need Python to run Xend, after

c) make sure that we actually do install into /usr/lib64 on appropriate
   systems.  This is a current bug, though I've no idea when it got
   introduced.  We need to install into /usr/lib64 because xc.so and xs.so are
   compiled native code.

Thanks Anthony,


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