At 01:29 PM 6/24/2006 -0400, Jorge Vargas wrote:
On 6/24/06, Phillip J. Eby <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@telecommunity.com> wrote:
At 03:04 AM 6/24/2006 -0400, Jorge Vargas wrote:
but What I want to accomplish is having dependancies on some packages. for example my project will have diferent database backends so I want to depend on pysqlite or mysql-python depending on which the user wants as his/her backend. I'm going to have lots of diferent backends, even some that are not databases, so this will be a crutial thing for me or I'll end up with very big dist files per release, which will mostly be waste if the user never uses them.
is something like this possible with setuptools now?
there it says that I can set them and then project depending on mine will be able to add them to their install_required, but what I want is my project to have it optional
there is a reference that they can be pass as commands to easy_install but can't find the switch at http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall#command-line-optionshttp://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall#command-line-options
If you have an optional feature called "bar" for your package named "foo", you would use:
if there's also a "baz" feature and the user wants to install that too, they can use:
I'm looking at something like the gentoo's USE flags system. where I can have a script or config file that each install will use with the optional packages they want, and distribute that with a sane number of defaults.
I'm not familiar with this, although it sounds like something that might be useful to add in future. Presumably this could be done by standardizing names of "extras" and then having an option for easy_install (which then would be configurable via the normal distutils config files). I'll keep that in mind for 0.7.