[vlc-devel] [PATCH 0/2] Fixes for installing the python bindings for VLC (part of another repo)

Olivier Aubert contact at olivieraubert.net
Sat Sep 5 23:17:15 CEST 2015

Hi Odin

Thanks for your contributions. There is indeed no dedicated ML for the
python bindings (or any other bindings AFAIK). Posting here is fine.
And gmail somehow botched your patches (wrapped lines), but it was
I have integrated your patches. If you want to do any more
contributions, there is definitely some work to be done in the
packaging, and also extending the test coverage (hint, hint :-)

Best regards,

On Sat, 2015-09-05 at 19:48 +0200, Odin Hørthe Omdal wrote:
> I was trying to install the python bindings for VLC, but it failed 
> with a weird 
> error:
>   NameError: name 'sys_platform' is not defined
> This was distribute_setup.py that was out of date, patch 1.
> Secondly, when you install a python package in one very much used way
> (referencing the package in your requirements.txt file for pip), you 
> don't have
> access to the include/ files.  Since there's always a usable pre
> -generated 
> vlc.py file included.  That is patch 2.
> Sorry for sending to potentially the wrong list, but I didn't find a 
> mailing 
> list for the python bindings here:
>     http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc/bindings/python.git;a=summary
> I was also unable to use git-send-email, it kept coming up with new,
> wonderful error messages.  Hopefully gmail won't break it too bad.
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