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

Christoph Berg myon at debian.org
Fri Jul 28 09:26:39 BST 2023

Hi Timo,

did cmake intentionally change Python_SITELIB to point to /usr/local?

Re: Gregor Riepl
> > 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] variables.
> 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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