GNU pyconfigure provides developers with file templates for implementing standard `configure' scripts and `Makefile' recipes for their Python packages. pyconfigure supports different project needs, allowing you to write your build/install logic in Python or in Make. Developers with existing packages need not worry, as pyconfigure integrates well with what you have already written.
While the goal is to make it easier for Python packages to provide the standard configuration and installation procedure, pyconfigure also offers other advantages over the traditional Python-based methods. Because much of pyconfigure is based upon the powerful GNU Autoconf, packages that use additional languages such as C or Fortran automatically benefit from existing support without having to hack it in oneself, as in other Python-based solutions. Opting to use Make to write your installation logic provides you with a powerful, robust and flexible system that has been designed specifically with such processes in mind.
pyconfigure can be found on the main GNU ftp server: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/pyconfigure/ (via HTTP) and ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/pyconfigure/ (via FTP). It can also be found on the GNU mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.
Documentation for pyconfigure is available online, as is documentation for most GNU software. You may also find more information about pyconfigure by running info pyconfigure or man pyconfigure, or by looking at /usr/share/doc/pyconfigure/, /usr/local/doc/pyconfigure/, or similar directories on your system. A brief summary is available by running pyconfigure --help.
pyconfigure has the following mailing lists:
Security reports that should not be made immediately public can be sent directly to the maintainer. If there is no response to an urgent issue, you can escalate to the general security mailing list for advice.
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pyconfigure is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of a general permissive license.
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