[gdal-dev] How to build py-gdal using the C++ compiler

Ryan Schmidt gdal at ryandesign.com
Tue Jun 16 18:41:28 PDT 2020

Hello, I'm a developer with MacPorts. We have this problem: py-gdal is written in C++ but it gets compiled using the C compiler and CFLAGS and linked using the C++ compiler and LDFLAGS. We would like it to be compiled using the C++ compiler and CXXFLAGS. How can this be accomplished? We have a need to supply the build with certain flags in CXXFLAGS but they are currently being ignored, resulting in build failures like this:


I know that distutils simply has the defect that it does not support C++ software at all, resulting in the above condition. This bug was never fixed before distutils was retired.


I am trying to figure out whether distutils' replacement setuptools is still suffering from the same problem and needs to be fixed or whether there is something that needs to be changed in py-gdal and other similar projects to make it work. Do you know?

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