Configuring and installing Python packages which use pyconfigure follows the familiar steps of all standard GNU software:
$ ./configure $ make $ make install
As usual, the user may pass arguments to configure in order to specify how she wants the software to be installed. By default, the generated configure script takes the following useful arguments, among others:
Set the root directory in which to install files (default=/usr/local)
Install to a virtualenv at |
Path to the Python interpreter to use
The PYTHONPATH to use during the installation
However, as the developer is expected to customize these files, the final configure script may take many more arguments. The developer is expected to provide proper documentation in this case.