[3dprinter-general] Bug#1042157: Bug#1042157: uranium: FTBFS: dh_install: error: missing files, aborting

Gregor Riepl onitake at gmail.com
Fri Jul 28 08:07:07 BST 2023

> purelib: directory for site-specific, non-platform-specific files
> (https://docs.python.org/3/library/sysconfig.html)
> "site-specific" doesn't sound like packages should install anything
> there.

"site-specific" may be meant from the perspective of the Python 
interpreter, not the whole system, so it does sound correct to me - 
especially if you consider that Python modules are separated into the 
standard library and dist-packages.

 > Perhaps the bug is that Python_SITELIB is used and it should be
 > something else?

I've tried Python_STDLIB (=sysconfig.get_path('stdlib')), but that's 
definitely wrong: It points to /usr/lib/python3.11

Python packages are normally installed into 
/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/ (or /usr/lib/python3.11/dist-packages/ 
if they're interpreter-specific). Uranium used to be installed into 
/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/, because it's a pure Python library and 
doesn't depend on the interpreter version.

Python_STDARCH and Python_SITEARCH have the same values as Python_STDLIB 
and Python_SITELIB, and I don't see any other useful FindPython[1] 
IMHO, Python_SITELIB is still the best choice, unless there's some other 
way to install Python modules in cmake that doesn't involve these variables.

I'm going to ask the debian-python list for help, perhaps they know more 
about the correct paths to use.
In the meantime, I do think this issue should block cmake 3.27 migration 
until we've sorted it out, so the bug should be reassigned to cmake.

[1] https://cmake.org/cmake/help/latest/module/FindPython.html

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