[Baypiggies] __init__.py.in

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Nov 12 20:46:53 CET 2009

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009, Alison Chaiken wrote:
> Sorry for this newbie question, but I'm stumped.     I'd like to use
> package pyatspi, which comes with (among other things) a file called
> __init__.py.in.    The instructions for installation say to run
> "python setup.py install" as expected.     However "python setup.py
> install" and "python setup.py build" give me the error
> running build
> running build_py
> package init file '__init__.py' not found (or not a regular file)
> package init file '__init__.py' not found (or not a regular file)
> Well yeah, the svn download doesn't provide an __init__.py file, so I
> don't have one!
> What step am I missing here?     How do I turn __init__.py.in into
> __init__.py?    I can't find the answer in G****e.

The .in implies that there's supposed to be some kind of autoconf/make
step somewhere in there, but I can't help diagnose beyond that.
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