[PEAK] Re: /usr/lib64 site-packages (was Re: installation troubles)

Karl Pietrzak kap4020 at rit.edu
Thu Feb 9 18:17:40 EST 2006

On Thursday 09 February 2006 17:51, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> FYI, I just did a bit more research and confirmed this as a packaging
> problem with some 64-bit Python ports; see this thread for some background:
>      http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2005-April/004472.html
> Apparently, none of the Linux vendors that patch Python to install to
> /usr/lib64 catch all of the places that need to be patched.

Shouldn't the fix be at the Python end?  I believe /usr/lib64 is a pretty 
standard location for x86_64 distributions.

> Some, like 
> Fedora, however, patch it enough that I can add a workaround in setuptools
> to address the issue.  I'm working on a candidate fix now.  Are you using a
> Fedora-based distribution, or something else?

Nope, SuSE 10.0 x86_64.

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