PIL doesn't install properly from pip on systems following the multiarch spec

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Ubuntu 11.04 and later follow this spec, meaning that the libs and headers necessary for compiling PIL are now in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ and /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (on 64-bit systems). The libs are subsequently not found by the PIL setup.

The following patch to setup.py fixes the issue for me:

{{{ --- setup.orig 2012-02-13 11:38:04.649950957 +0000 +++ setup.py 2012-02-13 11:38:16.937951219 +0000 @@ -147,6 +147,13 @@ add_directory(library_dirs, "/opt/local/lib") add_directory(include_dirs, "/opt/local/include")

  • elif sys.platform == "linux2":
  • import subprocess
  • arch = subprocess.check_output(["dpkg-architecture","-qDEB_HOST_MULTIARCH"]).strip()
  • add_directory(library_dirs, "/usr/lib/" + arch)
  • add_directory(include_dirs, "/usr/include/" + arch) + + add_directory(library_dirs, "/usr/local/lib") # FIXME: check /opt/stuff directories here? }}}

Comments (1)

  1. Milton Soares Filho

    Current tip offers PIL_SETUP_{module}_ROOT environment variables as a workaround, but it fails when specifying both libdir and includedir separated by ':'.

    $ PIL_SETUP_ZLIB_ROOT=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu:/usr/include pip install https://bitbucket.org/effbot/pil-2009-raclette/get/6a64b3083e35.tar.bz2
    Downloading/unpacking https://bitbucket.org/effbot/pil-2009-raclette/get/6a64b3083e35.tar.bz2
      Downloading 6a64b3083e35.tar.bz2 (692Kb): 692Kb downloaded
      Running setup.py egg_info for package from https://bitbucket.org/effbot/pil-2009-raclette/get/6a64b3083e35.tar.bz2
        Traceback (most recent call last):
          File "<string>", line 14, in <module>
          File "/tmp/pip-r521fn-build/setup.py", line 62, in <module>
            out("---", name, "set to", value, "by environment variable")
          File "/tmp/pip-r521fn-build/setup.py", line 17, in out
            sys.stdout.write(" ".join(args) + opts.get("end", "\n"))
        TypeError: sequence item 3: expected string, tuple found

    Wouldn't it be better using pkg-config --variable to retrieve each path? It may work on MacOS too, instead of dpkg-architecture, which works only on debian based distros.

    import subprocess
    def pkgconfig(module, variable):
        return subprocess.check_output(['pkg-config', '--variable=%s' % variable, module]).split()
    print pkgconfig('zlib', 'libdir')
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