[Distutils] Comments on bdist_wininst

Bastian Kleineidam calvin@cs.uni-sb.de
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
site-packages dir:
changing into
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
>    me.
Its ok.