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.)