There were some distutils features I really appreciate:
1) setup.py install --prefix This allows us to install into a separate staging area.
2) setup.cfg [build_scripts] executable option
3) setup.cfg [build_ext] include-dirs, library-dirs and rpath options
The new setuptools is all nice and easy for end user, but as a package maintainer, I'd like to have the option of building a binary package without all the dependencies. Is it possible? How about the above distutils features, are there any equivalent?
Thanks in advance for any advice,