[Distutils] How to best install pkg_resources?
arve.knudsen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 18:30:10 CET 2010
On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 6:15 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 03:33 PM 12/14/2010 +0100, Arve Knudsen wrote:
>> I found out how to solve it; I need to call
>> setuptools.command.install.install.do_egg_install, since
>> setuptools.command.install.install.run will emulate the standard distutils
>> behaviour unless it's run directly from setup.py :( This behaviour was
>> hardly obvious I have to say :(
> Worse news: unless you emulate that same behavior in *your* install class,
> you will break bdist_rpm, bdist_wininst, bdist_dumb, etc.
> In other words, all that non-obvious behavior is there for backward
> compatibility with other distutils commands that invoke "install" as a
> subcommand. If you test your now-"fixed" setup.py with them, you will find
> that your project does terribly broken things.
> (i.e., try "bdist_rpm" or "bdist_wininst" on a simple setup and your more
> complex project, and compare the results.)
Argh :( Can you describe some other way of customizing the install command
that works better with setuptools?
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