Hey, step on any toes you like. I'll be ever so *slightly* peeved, because this means I'll have to learn about Wise or Debian or some other packaging/installer system in order to get any credit for generating smart built distributions. But I'll get over it in oh, about 20 seconds.
Okay, I hope to have a working system ready tonight for simple cases (of which both the Distutils themselves and PyNcurses are examples) probably no options in the initial version, more as I get more practice with Distutils internals.
Also, this morning I added two options to the 'install' command specifically for use inside RPM spec files, I will include them in the rpm patch w/ more details.