On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 09:52:43AM -0500, Chris McDonough wrote:
| On Mar 3, 2006, at 8:08 AM, Sidnei da Silva wrote:
| >On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 10:03:48PM -0500, Chris McDonough wrote:
| >| I'm taking a stab at packaging the various pieces of ZODB as eggs.
| >| One of the things I'd like to do is to separate the packages of ZODB
| >| that are currently shipped together (BTrees, ZODB/ZEO, persistent
| >| transaction, ZConfig) into separate packages, because each may
| >| arguably be useful outside of what we call "ZODB" now.
| >|
| >| One of the issues I've run into is that there are compile-time
| >| dependencies between packages mainly due to C header files. For
| >| example, the BTrees package assumes that it will be able to find the
| >| cPersistence.h file, which currently ships with the "persistent"
| >| package.  I wonder if I should bother breaking the persistent and
| >| BTrees packages apart as separate eggs.  I suspect not.
| >
| >Can't you make them separate eggs that depend on the other?
| Well, yes.  I've already done that.  But it's a hack.  The runtime  
| dependencies aren't a problem, it's the build-time dependencies.  I  
| don't know of a way to say "use this header file from this egg to  
| build this other egg" in an egg setup script.

Maybe it's a missing feature. I would ask Phillip Eby.

Sidnei da Silva
Enfold Systems, LLC.
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