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A recipe to build lxml

Project description

This recipe automates the installation of the lxml python package and, additionally, builds it statically against dependent libraries like libxml2, libxlst.

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Supported options

The recipe supports the following options:

Set to the desired lxml egg, e.g. lxml or lxml==2.1.2
libxslt-url, libxml2-url

The URL to download the source tarball of these libraries from. Currently defaults to:
build-libxslt, build-libxml2
Set to true if these should be build. Needed for a static build.
true or false
Needed if libxml2 is not built.
Needed if libxslt is not built.
Path to the xslt-config binary. Not needed if build-libxslt is set to true.
Path to the xml2-config binary. Not needed if build-libxml2 is set to true.
Set to true to force rebuilding libraries every time.

Example usage

This is an example buildout:

parts =
develop = .

log-level = DEBUG

download-directory = downloads
download-cache = downloads


lxml = 2.1.3


recipe = z3c.recipe.staticlxml
egg = lxml
force = false
build-libxml2 = true
build-libxslt = true
static-build = true


Stefan Eletzhofer, Author

Change history

0.2 (2008-11-27)

  • Fix Documentation REsT [seletz]
  • Rerelease due to setup.cfg messup [seletz]

0.1 (2008-11-27)

  • Added iconv library, which enables fully static builds. This is actually a bug in lxml’s setup. [seletz]
  • Updated docs, removed junk code [seletz]
  • Added tweaks needed for Mac OS X [seletz]
  • Added basic build steps for liblxml2, libxslt and lxml. [seletz]
  • Created recipe with ZopeSkel [seletz].

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