[Distutils] How can I create prebuilt distributions?
Thu Feb 13 17:54:02 2003
I remember that this was discussed some time ago, but at that time I
wasn't interested, and now I can't find it back in the archives. Can
someone help me out?
I want to create binary packages (i.e. packages that are usable if the
end-user doesn't have a development environment). For now I'm happy
with something that works on Unix (MacOSX to be specific).
I had always thought that bdist did this, but it turns out that it does
something completely different: it creates a tar file with all
pathnames already hard-coded. This isn't good enough, as it doesn't
allow the end user to select install location, etc.
What I want as output is a tarfile with inside it basically a tree that
has seen "setup.py build", but with some extra glue so it doesn't try
to build again. If I simply tar the tree after the build this doesn't
work: on the destination machine it still tries to build things,
probably due to differences in modification times or something. This
won't work if the end user doesn't have a c compiler, of course.
Also, I wouldn't mind losing all the source code to trim down the
- Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@oratrix.com>
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