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Release of pyconfigure 0.2

Item posted by Brandon Invergo <brandon> on Sun 21 Apr 2013 02:47:50 PM UTC.

I am pleased to announce the release of GNU pyconfigure 0.2.

GNU pyconfigure is a set of template files for Python developers to use
to easily implement the standard GNU configure/install process for their
packages. The standard GNU process generally consists of two familiar

$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/
$ make install

By using the templates provided by GNU pyconfigure, the Python developer
gains the power and flexibility of the time-tested, language-agnostic
GNU installation process, while the user or the software packager
encounters a familiar and convenient interface.

GNU pyconfigure is designed to work either alongside of or in place of
the Python `distutils' module's script. Thus, if your project
already has a script, pyconfigure can simply wrap its
functionality, leveraging the work you have already done.

To learn more and to read the documentation, visit the website at:

You may download the release from

You may also download from your nearest mirror at

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]:

Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums:

881975b519f0330165bc45f07ff85aa6  pyconfigure-0.2.tar.gz
4f62655779a9f3a82946ad272e2682b6c056c46e  pyconfigure-0.2.tar.gz

[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify pyconfigure-0.2.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys EB7AB74D

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

Version 0.2 NEWS
This release introduces a major restructuring of pyconfigure, making
it easier to use for projects with different needs. Please read the
documentation to learn more about the changes.

Previously, pyconfigure's template files had to be manually copied
into new projects.  Now this process is simplified by the 'pyconf'
script that is installed with pyconfigure.  This script is called
from within a Python project's directory and copies/generates all of
the necessary files into the directory for you.  Its command-line
options support several different project needs.

In addition to having the Makefile be a wrapper around, it
is now possible to do the opposite and have be a wrapper
around the Makefile.  This allows you to write all of your build and
install logic in Make.

Many of the template files have been filled with even more useful
comments, making the process of setting up pyconfigure for your
project even easier.  Also, the '' template has been
rearranged into a more logical structure.

This macro makes finding a Python interpreter even easier and more
flexible by letting you specify minimum and maximum versions, freeing
you from having to write this version checking code yourself in

Of course, if you do want to do some kind of version checking, it
has been made even easier. You can now perform any kind of version
test with PC_PYTHON_VERIFY_VERSION: greater-than, less-than, equals,

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