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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.

Detailed Documentation

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 (default) if these should be build, false otherwise. Needes to be true for a static build.
true or false. On OS X this defaults to true.
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

This will build a static version of the lxml egg, that is, it won’t have any dependencies on libxml2 and libxslt.


Stefan Eletzhofer, Author

Change history

0.4 (2009-02-18)

  • Fix to prevent rebuilding lxml all the time, thus reducing the lxml tax. [seletz]

0.3 (2008-12-01)

  • Only add iconv on darwin. [seletz]

0.2.1 (2008-11-28)

  • Made static-build default to true on OS X [seletz]
  • Made build-libxslt` and ``build-libxml2 default to true [seletz]
  • Document default options [seletz]

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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