Bug#364365: [Build-common-hackers] Bug#364365: cdbs: python-distutils.mk should remove .pyo files on clean

Peter Eisentraut peter_e at gmx.net
Thu May 11 16:42:10 UTC 2006

Arnaud Fontaine wrote:
> It could me useful IMHO if you have for instance a setup.cfg which
> looks like this :
> [install_lib]
> compile           = 1
> optimize          = 1
> I  don't understand really  why if  you remove  *.pyc, you  don't
> remove *.pyo too. Could you clarify this point for me ?

Someone submitted a bug stating that calling "python setup.py clean" 
leaves an unpredictable set of .pyc files lying around.  This could be 
reproduced, and therefore we clean them now.  I have not yet seen a 
test case that lets .pyo files lying around.

For example, I looked at the package python-weblib-1.3.3.  Its setup.cfg 

compile = 1
optimize = 1

I don't know if that's the same as your case, but anyway.  Running clean 
leaves a file


but there is no file ./pyweblib/__init__.pyo or anything like that.

So before we go around deleting .pyo files, we at least need to see 
some .pyo files that need deleting in the first place.

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