[sugar] Sugar Python environment

Ian Bicking ianb
Wed Sep 27 16:25:47 EDT 2006

Owen Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-09-27 at 14:54 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
>> Owen Williams wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2006-09-27 at 14:26 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
>>>> I'm thinking that the Sugar jhbuild should probably use 
>>>> virtual-python.py: http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/virtual-python.py
>>>> Alternately (and particularly if OLPC goes to Python 2.5), Python should 
>>>> be built as part of the build process.  virtual-python basically 
>>>> symlinks Python so it doesn't pick anything up from the global 
>>>> installation.  It's like building a custom Python, but faster since it 
>>>> doesn't actually build anything.
>>> I had asked for this feature, so Marco pushed python into jhbuild.  It
>>> was a start, but it didn't have the dbus bindings.  If we use a custom
>>> python, someone will need to make sure that all of the bindings olpc
>>> supports are actually installed by jhbuild.
>> When you say he pushed python into jhbuild, do you mean the $PYTHONPATH 
>> stuff?
> He put Python 2.4.3 into jhbuild, ie the whole thing I think.

Is it hiding from me, or did I not build it somehow?  I'd expect 
build/bin/python to exist, plus build/lib/python2.4 should be full of 
stdlib modules.  If it's not there but planned to be there, then forget 
about virtual-python, a custom build will cover this issue for me.

Ian Bicking | ianb at colorstudy.com | http://blog.ianbicking.org

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