[Distutils] Installing (data-)files in package directories
bob at redivi.com
Wed Nov 19 15:26:19 EST 2003
On Nov 19, 2003, at 3:06 PM, Thomas Heller wrote:
> It seems installing data-files in package directories is a common
> requirement - at least for me.
> Readme files, data files needed by the packages - the bdist_wininst.exe
> file is such an example. It needs to be in the same directory as the
> distutils.command.bdist_wininst module.
> So here is a build_py subclass (contained in a setup script) which does
> this. Any comments?
It's also often necessary to recursively include data files and
preserve symlinks, especially on OS X. I'm currently using a
(modified?) version of Rene Liebscher's "install_data" setup
extensions. I believe I borrowed them from PyXML, but I'm not quite
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