[Baypiggies] setup.py of the _future_

Brent Tubbs brent.tubbs at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 18:18:23 CET 2011

pip has support for "bundles" of packages that are balled up and
installed together.  I haven't gotten around to trying it yet but it
might do what you need.  See http://pip.openplans.org/#bundles

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:46 AM, Lincoln Peters <anfrind at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't have all of the answers, but maybe this will help...
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 11:30 PM, Herbert Pfennig <herbert at albinen.com> wrote:
>> I am working on a test framework and have been trying to get
>> a good grasp on the direction I should take with packaging my
>> project. Essentially the things that I would like to support are as
>> follows:
>> - Have multiple subpackages along with a core package that can be
>>  installed separately (kind of like twisted, zope, scipy, etc)
> We did something like this at my company.  We ship a "PARC" (Python
> ARChive) installer, which is a Python script with a really long
> base64-encoded string representing a tarball with several RPM's in it
> (one for our product plus all of our dependencies), and the necessary
> logic to install them using yum.  This works especially well if you
> want to be able to easily install on a computer that might have
> limited network access and minimal pre-installed software, although it
> helps if you know in advance what package management tools the
> software will be installed on (our customers use Red Hat Enterprise
> almost exclusively).
> Theoretically, you could adapt the same idea to any collection of
> installable packages, with any package management system.
> --
> Lincoln Peters
> <anfrind at gmail.com>
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