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---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Tarek Ziadé firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 8:04 PM Subject: Re: [Distutils] [RFC] Python 2.7 Distutils extra features To: email@example.com
On 05:30 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Tarek Ziadé email@example.com wrote:
Besides the PEP-related features, I would like to add some tiny features in Distutils for Python 2.7 before the alpha stage is over :
- a test command, that just uses the new unittest discovery to run
- a new option for sdist called 'extra_files', that will allow to list
extra files to be included in the distribution. these files will not be installed by 'install', just be part of the distribution.
Ooops forgot the third one, (which might lead to further discussions):
- a very basic pre/post commit hook for the install command.
Being able to run some code after install is done would certainly be useful. A couple things I wonder about...
Can the packages that were just installed be imported in the post hook?
I guess so.
What kind of interaction would this have with the bdist installers? It'd be a shame of things like bdist_rpm suffered when packages took advantage of these hooks.
These hooks will be deactivated when any bdist_* command runs install to create the binary tree.
Now for bdist_rpm own hooks, I guess the best way would be to make install consumes the same two options than bdist_rpm (pre-install, post-install) so a project will be able to define a hook that is used by RPM or python setup.py install
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