Bug 120879 - /usr/lib/python2.3/config/Makefile in wrong package, breaks distutils
Summary: /usr/lib/python2.3/config/Makefile in wrong package, breaks distutils
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mihai Ibanescu
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-04-14 19:59 UTC by Noa Resare
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-05-15 08:52:12 UTC
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Description Noa Resare 2004-04-14 19:59:33 UTC
Description of problem:

I'm having a dejavu about this, thinking i reported it and it was
fixed a long time ago. Oh well. Here goes.

The distutils functionality that many python programs depend on to
install correctly depends on the file
/usr/lib/python2.3/config/Makefile that currently resides in the
python-devel package together with stuff needed develop c-extensions
needed for python.

Please move /usr/lib/python2.3/config/Makefile into the main python
rpm. This has the nice bonus of avoiding unneeded newbie unfrendly
error messages when trying to install common programs.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. verify that python-devel is not installed
2. try to install a package that that uses distutils, my example was
3. run 'python setup.py'

Actual results:
[noa@marit moin-1.2.1]$ python setup.py install --home=/opt/moin
running install
error: invalid Python installation: unable to open
/usr/lib/python2.3/config/Makefile (No such file or directory)

Expected results:
successful installation

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mihai Ibanescu 2004-04-16 18:42:11 UTC
I remember seeing this too. Weird.

Comment 2 Mihai Ibanescu 2004-05-06 22:36:19 UTC
Should be fixed in 2.3.3-4

Comment 3 Noa Resare 2004-05-15 08:52:12 UTC
I can confirm this as fixed in python-2.3.3-6 from the devel tree

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