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python-config - output build options for python C/C++ extensions or embedding

PYTHON-CONFIG(1) General Commands Manual PYTHON-CONFIG(1)

NAME

python-config - output build options for python C/C++ extensions or embedding

SYNOPSIS

python-config [ --prefix ] [ --exec-prefix ] [ --includes ] [ --libs ] [ --cflags ] [ --ldflags ] [ --extension-suffix ] [ --abiflags ] [ --help ]

DESCRIPTION

python-config helps compiling and linking programs, which embed the Python interpreter, or extension modules that can be loaded dynamically (at run time) into the interpreter.

OPTIONS

--abiflags
print the the ABI flags as specified by PEP 3149.
--cflags
print the C compiler flags.
--ldflags
print the flags that should be passed to the linker.
--includes
similar to --cflags but only with -I options (path to python header files).
--libs
similar to --ldflags but only with -l options (used libraries).
--prefix
prints the prefix (base directory) under which python can be found.
--exec-prefix
print the prefix used for executable program directories (such as bin, sbin, etc).
--extension-suffix
print the extension suffix used for binary extensions.
--help
print the usage message.

EXAMPLES

To build the singe-file c program prog against the python library, use
gcc $(python-config --cflags --ldflags) progr.cpp -o progr.cpp
The same in a makefile:
CFLAGS+=$(shell python-config --cflags)
LDFLAGS+=$(shell python-config --ldflags)
all: progr
 
To build a dynamically loadable python module, use
gcc $(python-config --cflags --ldflags) -shared -fPIC progr.cpp -o progr.so
 

SEE ALSO

python (1)
 
http://docs.python.org/extending/extending.html
 
/usr/share/doc/python/faq/extending.html
 

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Johann Felix Soden <johfel@gmx.de> for the Debian project (and may be used by others).
November 27, 2011 Debian Sid