On 2009-09-09, Chris Withers firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'm afraid you're getting confused...
You're right :-)
Reinout van Rees wrote:
And based on the entry points listed here:
I'm referring to the distutils.commands entry point in the above *not* console_scripts.
Missed that one.
The problem is that bin/buildout only has zc.buildout and setuptools available as eggs, so "bin/buildout setup setup.py" seems a bit limited to me :-S
I found a workaround, which was to define an interpreter in my [sphinx] section and then do:
bin/py setup.py build_sphinx
...but that just felt a bit wrong :-S
Can anyone tell me what the *right* way is to get this to work?
From what I've seen, your workaround is the right way to do it. The one item
that struck me is that not even the recipe eggs end up on bin/buildout's sys.path. So buildout is about setting stuff up in the right way so that subsequent commands can run OK.
Until you talked about it, I never encountered "bin/buildout setup setup.py", so I wonder how common it is. It also means I should probably shut up about it to prevent saying dumb things :-)
Btw: there is a recipe for setting up a sphinx area in your buildout: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/collective.recipe.sphinxbuilder/0.6.3
Personally I use it just once to create a directory structure in my buildout. Afterwards I store the results in svn and rip out collective.recipe.sphinxbuilder again to allow me to edit config files directly instead of having them generated.