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Jim Fulton wrote:
> I'm not familiar with the static-deps option. To what? Its setup.py?
$ wget http://pypi.python.org/packages/source/l/lxml/lxml-2.2.2.tar.gz
$ tar xzf lxml-2.2.2.tar.gz
$ cd lxml-2.2.2
$ /path/to/python setup.py bdist_egg --static-deps
> It didn't install cleanly for me on Centos 4. (I've generally had
> difficulty with libxml2 and libxslt on Red Hat based systems,) I'm
> sure if I screwed around with it, I could get it to work. I don't
> want to screw around with it just to work on ZTK libraries, which
> don't actually depend on it. I will if I have to. I ended up using
> an Ubuntu VM to work on it. I'd prefer not to have to.
> I'm sad to say this. I think lxml is a worthy project. It's a shame
> that the system installs of libxml2 and libxslt are such a PITA. I
> wonder if it would be better for lxml to include it's own copies of
> these libraries that it built and linked against statically.
That is what --static-deps' does: it downloads and builds libxml2 /
libxslt from source, and links them statically into the .so / .dll /
.pyd file for lxml.
> Will lxml look somewhere in /usr/local? I wonder if hand-built libxml2
> and libxslt libraries in /usr/local would make lxml easier to deal with.
I would just use --static-deps (works well for me on CentOS4, for instance).
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tsea...@palladion.com
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