library porting question - optional python bindings
nacho319 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 16:34:21 UTC 2016
On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 8:57 PM, Kubilay Kocak <koobs at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 1/03/2016 1:38 PM, Chris Inacio wrote:
> > All,
> > I'm trying to build a port definition for a library/application that can
> > optionally include Python bindings. The library/application generally
> > depends on other C libraries to exist (ZMQ v3, Protobufs-C) and if you
> > enable Python support, then you need a Python interpreter plus
> > Python-protobufs & python zmq.
> > Putting an OPTION of Python in the port file is easy. Including the
> > optional Python dependencies (and presumably targets - but I'm not that
> > yet) seems to be a lot more complicated. I haven't found anything that
> > would tell me how I'm supposed to do that. I have found that I'm
> > to add pyXX prefixes to the python targets.
> > Does anyone know of a similar application/library that I can go look at?
> > Is there any documentation on how to solve this?
> Package it separately if it:
> * Is listed on PyPI (.python.org)
> * Has value separate from the 'parent software' (on its own)
> * Users might want it without the parent software
> * Is pure python, OR
> * Doesn't otherwise explicitly require depend on the parent software
> From the description above, given the dependencies of each of the
> software components are different (main software, python package), I'd
> go for separate packaging unless there's a good reason not to.
> > thanks,
> > Chris Inacio
I don't believe you can build the Python package without the availability
of the C library.
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