[Distutils] Comments on bdist_wininst
Wed, 28 Jun 2000 11:30:29 +0200 (CEST)
>Some thoughts... these are mostly idle speculation, because I really
>can't see anything wrong with the code!
Hmm, why dont I have my data files in the installer? I can not see them.
Is bdist_wininst only for modules because you run the zip tool only in the
zip -rq /home/calvin/projects/linkchecker/linkchecker-1.2.4.win32.zip .
Another thing: the "..." directory browse button of the installer does not
work for me under Win98 SE2.
> * should we change ImportError on zlib to DistutilsPlatformError (or
> something) that generates a friendlier error message... or is
> this being silly because zlib is absolutely positively always
> available for Python on Windows?
If it should be there and it is not then this is an ImportError.
> * is "foo-1.0.win32.exe" the right filename for the installer? this
> is consistent with "dumb" build distributions (simple tarballs and
> ZIP files) as well as RPMs, so that's a good enough argument for