On 18.09.2013 13:09, Donald Stufft wrote:
On Sep 18, 2013, at 3:54 AM, "M.-A. Lemburg" email@example.com wrote:
Not sure whether this is interesting for anyone, but since I saw some threads about bootstrapping pip and setuptools, I though I might throw in a tool which does this.
For a while now, we've been making eGenix PyRun available, a Python run time that fits into a single file on Unix:
It's a great virtualenv replacement and doesn't rely on the system provided Python installation.
Now, to make installation of PyRun even easier, we added an install script called install-pyrun:
This script downloads the correct PyRun for the platform and then goes on to bootstrap pip and setuptools fully automatically. It does this by fetching the most recent versions of these tools straight from PyPI, without relying on Python (or PyRun).
The script is a simple bash script and uses curl or wget for the fetch operation, so you get certificate checking, HTTPS, etc. for free.
Are you suggesting this as an alternative to PEP453 or just advertising it exists?
Not sure. It works today and is so easy to use, you simply forget about all the complications it solves :-)
Upside: It works with Python 2.x and 3.x. Downside: Unix only.
For Windows, using Python would be easier, perhaps using curl and pycurl to do the SSL heavy lifting: http://curl.haxx.se/download.html http://pycurl.sourceforge.net/ https://github.com/pycurl-devs/pycurl/blob/master/examples/retriever.py
It should be possible to wrap all that into an .exe using py2exe for Python 2.x and cx_Freeze for Python 3.x.