At 02:41 PM 1/25/2011 -0700, Andrew McNabb wrote:
On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 03:10:09PM -0500, P.J. Eby wrote:
Setuptools has a distutils-compatible installation mode:
"setup.py install --single-version-externally-managed --record=somefile"
It's a bit awkward to type, but it should do what you want.
But wouldn't this require all end users to know the incantation?
Well, those who want the man pages, certainly. ;-)
Presumably I could add the following to the top of setup.py:
sys.args += ['--single-version-externally-managed', '--record=somefile']
But that seems sort of dirty. :)
It also won't do anything if they're installing via another tool such as pip, easy_install, buildout, etc.