[Distutils] Re: buildpkg.py to evaluate (Was: Python package maker for OS X Installer.app)
Fri Nov 16 06:11:24 2001
Jack Jansen <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Say, would it be possible to write a distutils interface for Dinu's
> > package manager driver ? If so, I wish someone from the Mac crowd
> > would seriously look into this. If you need help, just ask...
Not sure people on this list are aware of the code I hacked
up and sent to some guys on pythonmac-sig for review. I've
quickly put it here in some temporary space:
> I pointed Dinu in the right direction (at least, I pointed him at
> dbist_dumb.py, which I think is the right direction:-).
I looked at that before writing the current code (Marc-Andre
pointed me to the RPM one). After getting quickly lost (which
is because I'm pretty new to distutils, I assume) I decided to
get something running outside of it. It was particularly un-
clear to me how to best make use of all options for the build
process, but maybe I just didn't spend enough time on it.
Now, I'm not sure I'm going to make further in-depht analysis,
especially as it might be a good occasion for someone to ac-
tually write some section in the docs about how to add a new
installer to the framework. If it's already there please do
point me to it, as I can't spend much time on that now.