[blfs-support] Python vs Python Modules in MesaLib and libxml2 - BLFS 2013-03-18

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Fri Dec 27 01:42:44 PST 2013


On Thu, 2013-12-26 at 10:51 +0000, eddie james wrote:
> The instructions are a tad ambiguous to a soft mind such as my own. After
> google for 3 hours, I looked into the exploded libxml2 directory and saw
> files related to python. I then did ./configure --help and noticed the
> --with-python option.. The odd thing is I don't believe I passed that option
> to ./configure when I built this for blfs.

The option doesn't really do anything, except maybe cause the configure
to fail if Python is missing. Otherwise, it's just automatic - it builds
the Python modules if Python is present, otherwise it skips them.

Simon.




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