[petsc-dev] make ./configure not a symlink

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Oct 1 20:05:09 CDT 2010

On Oct 1, 2010, at 6:48 PM, Lisandro Dalcin wrote:

> Barry, could we make ./configure a proper file, using
> execfile("config/configure.py") (actually, I'll make it a bit more
> robust than that).  The reason is that symlinks sometimes cause
> trouble, some versions of pip fail to install PETSc because of the
> tarball containing a symlink. I've already had a report of such
> failures.

   Stupid PIP!

   I tried not using a link before and always had trouble passing all the arguments with any shell escape stuff they have into the inner python script.  So if it is 100% robust I have no problem changing it, but can you make it completely robust?


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