[Distutils] custom install directory with bdist_wininst

Juergen Hermann jh at web.de
Tue Jul 1 17:53:10 EDT 2003

On 30 Jun 2003 15:11:11 -0400, Jeremy Hylton wrote:

>I'd like to give the user control over where the files get installed. 
>It looks like distutils installs into site-packages by default, and
>there's no way to override it.  The UI shows the destination directory
>in a box that looks like it should be editable, but it isn't.
>If you run setup.py install, you can pass a --home that affects where
>files are installed.  I'm looking for something similar on Windows.

--install-data should work on Windows (while --home is Unix centric). 
That is out of the box, and of course you can always overload the 
command class for more complex things.

Ciao, Jürgen

Jürgen Hermann, Developer
WEB.DE AG, http://webde-ag.de/

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