On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 6:15 PM, P.J. Eby <pje@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?