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CheckPython, CheckPythonHeaders and CheckPythonModule (Autoconf Functionality)
CheckPythonModule methods are not yet a part of SCons. The current code is viewable here. Adding
CheckPythonHeaders methods became a part of my Google Summer of Code project.
This functionality is also available for download in installation packages for Python Binary Builder.
Multi-Platform Configuration is described in SCons User Guide.
CheckPython(minver) method checks if a python interpreter is found matching a given minimum version.
minver should be a tuple, eg. to check for
python >= 2.4.2 pass
If detection is successful,
env['PYTHON'] is defined to point to the python that matches the minimum version constraint. In addition,
PYTHON_VERSION is defined as
'MAJOR.MINOR' (eg. '2.4') of the actual python version found. Finally,
pyexecdir are defined, and point to the site-packages directories (architecture independent and architecture dependent respectively) appropriate for this python version.
CheckPythonHeaders method checks for headers necessary to compile python extensions. If successful,
CPPPATH is augmented with paths for python headers.
This test requires that
CheckPython was previously executed and successful.
CheckPythonModule(modulename) method checks for the existence of module 'modulename'.
This test requires that CheckPython was previously executed and successful.
#!python env = Environment() conf = Configure(env) # We need python 2.2.2 or higher if conf.CheckPython((2,2,2)): if conf.CheckPythonHeaders(): print 'Found Python header files in:', env['CPPPATH'] else: print 'Python header files not found' Exit(1) if not conf.CheckPythonModule('mechanize'): print "Module 'mechanize' not found" Exit(1) else: print 'Python 2.2.2 or higher must be installed' Exit(1) conf.Finish()
Let's now run
$ scons scons: Reading SConscript files ... Checking for Python >= 2.2.2...(cached) yes Checking for C header file Python.h... yes Found Python header files in: ['/usr/include/python2.5'] Checking for python module mechanize...(cached) no Module 'mechanize' not found