[Distutils] bdist_wininst

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Sat Jan 20 11:00:32 2001

"Moore, Paul" wrote:
> From: Thomas Heller [mailto:thomas.heller@ion-tof.com]
> > > At the absolute minimum, the install target should allow
> > > specifying an alternative target. And the wininst installer
> > > needs to offer the user a choice of install directory.
> > >
> > wininst once had such an option. I removed it because of
> > Greg's suggestion:
> >
> > The developer can override it by using the 'extra_path'
> > option to the setup function.
> The developer can, but the end user who is installing the package can't.
> (Can he? I haven't actually looked, but this is how I read the messages...)

Since this is an option in the install command, the end user
should be able to pass in this option as well.

The developer can also put it into the setup.cfg file, so
the end user doesn't get bothered.

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