From: "M.-A. Lemburg" email@example.com
Steven Knight wrote:
I don't think this is supported, but I just want to make sure...
Is there any way, in the generated Win32 installer, to have it perform some arbitrary post-installation editing?
Yes. Thomas Heller has checked in an update of the installer which supports this. You have to get it from CVS, though.
Right. The only documentation so far are the last two logmessages (ask me if you need more):
and the updated bdist_wininst.py is here (watch out for wrapped URL):
To cover Win9x systems, I'd like to install a .bat file in C:\PythonXX\ using the Bruce Eckel preamble from the Python FAQ:
@echo off rem = """ rem run python on this bat file. Needs the full path where rem you keep your python files. The -x causes python to skip rem the first line of the file: python -x c:\aaa\Python\\"%0".bat %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9 goto endofpython rem """ # The python program goes here:
The problem is that the "%0" expansion needs the full path name to where the .bat file is installed (C:\PythonXX\), and that's not known until the installer runs and consults the registry to find out where Python is located.
Bruce's preamble can be simplyfied to this one:
@runpython c:\aaa\Python\%0.bat %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9 # start of python code print "Hello" # or whatever # EOF - you don't have to supply the 'endofpython' footer from above.
when you have a batch file in your PATH named 'runpython.bat' which looks like this: @c:\python22\python -x %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
The full path before the %0.bat in the first file is still needed, unfortunately (or you always have to call your batch file with it's full pathname).