[python-win32] pywin32 install via setuptools -- conclusion?
mdriscoll at co.marshall.ia.us
Fri Aug 8 17:02:12 CEST 2008
Michael Gundlach wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 9:52 AM, Mike Driscoll
> <mdriscoll at co.marshall.ia.us> wrote:
>> Michael Gundlach wrote:
>>> Sorry to be dense, but I assume you mean the ActiveState cookbook at http://code.activestate.com/recipes/langs/python/ ?
>> He's probably referring to "ActivePython":
> Thanks, Mike.
> Michel, thanks for the tip. Having my users install the ActivePython
> distribution isn't really a better solution, as I'd just be replacing
> "install pywin32" with "install ActivePython".
> Instead, I'm looking for a way to use distutils to install my module
> on a user's computer, and at the same time, install the necessary bits
> of pywin32 so that COM object consumption and COM event registration
> are supported. That way, the user just types
> easy_install <my_package_name>
> and voila, everything is in place.
> If this doesn't exist yet for pywin32, I might be willing to have a go
> at writing the patch, if I had some pointers. Perhaps it would be
> possible to make a distutils pywin32 package which turned around,
> downloaded the install executable, and ran it; then module developers
> could install_requires pywin32 and it would Just Work. I'm new to
> distutils, pywin32, and COM, but I'm willing to learn :)
> Any more ideas, anyone?
I think easy_install supports a lot of that. If you set up your
"setup.py" file correctly, it will try to download what you want or give
a message to the user to do it manually. Getting just bits and pieces of
pywin32 probably isn't something that it supports, however. And I don't
think Hammond has an egg version of Pywin32 either...if there was one,
then easy_install would work.
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