[Distutils] distutils and mxDateTime
Tue, 25 Jan 2000 12:56:31 +0100
I've just tried out the latest distutils version with mxDateTime 1.3.0.
· The setup.py file does print a help screen, but does not
tell the user which commands are available. I think this
should be done to help the overloaded sysadmin ;-)
· I found that using a file layout like this:
does not work... how do I have to fix setup.py to work
in this situation (setup.py being outside the package dir) ?
· Tracebacks are nice for debugging, but not so nice for
the end user. I'd suggest to only print tracebacks when
setup.py is run in -d mode and otherwise only output
a single line explaining the error condition (and via
some dictionary the possible solution to the problem).
· For many of my packages the user will have to edit a
Setup file and change paths and/or compile time defines.
How can this be done using setup.py ? I think I'd like
this procedure to either be semi-automatic (a setdefaults.py
module would scan the system and set the switches) or
interactive with the user entering paths and answering
to questions like:
Do you want to setup the subpackage mx.ODBC.Sybase ? [y/n]
which then control the install flow later on. I guess
this can only be done by creating the setup.py:setup()
call parameters on-the-fly...
Apart from that: Great work, Greg !
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