Python on z/OS: Creating a pure Python package.

I had problems creating a package with both Python code, and a extension module written in c (shipped as a load module .so object in Unix Services). The problems were that the package name was dependant on the name of the hardware and the level of the operating system. To produce a package for z/OS in general, I would need to build on every z/OS hardware.

Removing the C code made it much easier to package.

The file for pure Python

import setuptools 
from setuptools import setup, Extension 
import sysconfig 
bindings_mode = 1 
version = '1.12.0' 
setup(name = 'pymqi', 
    version = version, 
    description = 'Python IBM MQI Extension for IBM MQ.', 
    long_description= 'PyMQI is a Python library ', 
    author='Dariusz Suchojad', 
    package_dir = {'': 'code'}, 
    packages = ['pymqi'], 
    license='Python Software Foundation License', 
    keywords=('pymqi IBM MQ WebSphere WMQ MQSeries IBM middleware'), 
    classifiers = [ 
        'Development Status :: 5 - Production/Stable', 
        'License :: OSI Approved :: Python Software Foundation License', 
        'Intended Audience :: Developers', 
        'Natural Language :: English', 
        'Operating System :: OS Independent', 
        'Programming Language :: C', 
        'Programming Language :: Python', 
        'Topic :: Software Development :: Libraries :: Python Modules', 
        'Topic :: Software Development :: Object Brokering', 
    py_modules = ['pymqi.CMQC', 'pymqi.CMQCFC', 'pymqi.CMQXC', 'pymqi.CMQZC'], 

Where the py_modules were in ./code/pymqi/ as etc.

Install the wheel package and build it

python3 bdist_wheel

This gave a package


Which can be installed on any z/OS system.

setup tools (and so bdist_wheel) has a web page here.

Uninstall it

I used

python3 -m pip –verbose uninstall wheel

to uninstall it

List what is installed

python3 -m pip –verbose list

This gave

Package      Version Location                                                   Installer          
------------ ------- ---------------------------------------------------------- ---------          
cffi         1.14.0  /Z24C/usr/lpp/IBM/cyp/v3r8/pyz/lib/python3.8/site-packages                    
cryptography 2.8     /Z24C/usr/lpp/IBM/cyp/v3r8/pyz/lib/python3.8/site-packages                    
ebcdic       1.1.1   /Z24C/usr/lpp/IBM/cyp/v3r8/pyz/lib/python3.8/site-packages pip                
numpy        1.18.2  /Z24C/usr/lpp/IBM/cyp/v3r8/pyz/lib/python3.8/site-packages pip                
pip          20.2.1  /Z24C/usr/lpp/IBM/cyp/v3r8/pyz/lib/python3.8/site-packages pip                
pycparser    2.20    /Z24C/usr/lpp/IBM/cyp/v3r8/pyz/lib/python3.8/site-packages pip                
setuptools   47.1.0  /Z24C/usr/lpp/IBM/cyp/v3r8/pyz/lib/python3.8/site-packages pip                
six          1.15.0  /Z24C/usr/lpp/IBM/cyp/v3r8/pyz/lib/python3.8/site-packages                    
wheel        0.37.1  /u/tmp/pymqi2/lib/python3.8/site-packages                  pip                
zos-util     1.0.0   /Z24C/usr/lpp/IBM/cyp/v3r8/pyz/lib/python3.8/site-packages                    

so we can see the wheel package was installed in my user directory.

Without the –verbose just package and version were displayed, no location or installer.

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