[Distutils] py2exe question

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Thu Sep 25 11:55:02 EDT 2003

"Paul Gardella" <pgardell at bbn.com> writes:

> Hi,
> Not sure if it's appropriate to post py2exe questions here, so my first
> question is: is it OK?  If not, is there a place where I can post py2exe
> questions?

I recommend to use python-list (aka comp.lang.python).

> The py2exe question:  When I run:
> python setup.py py2exe
> with the below setup.py, it just tells me:
> running py2exe
> error: Nothing to do
> The setup.py file:
> from distutils.core import setup
> import py2exe
> setup(name = "csmarter", version = "1.0",
>          description="CSMARTer Society Editing Tool for Cougaar",
>          author=<some names>,
>          author_email=<an email addr>,
>          url="http://www.cougaar.org",
>          packages = ["csmarter", "csmarter.CSMARTer", "csmarter.ACMEPy"],
>          data_files=[<some files>]
>          )
> This setup.py works great when I just run distutils on it.  But when I run
> py2exe, I get the msg shown above.
> Something to note: the distribution root (where setup.py is located)
> contains no Python scripts (other than setup.py), but it does contain a
> subdirectory ("csmarter") which is a Python package (i.e., it has an
> __init__.py).  This csmarter package contains no Python scripts itself
> (other than the __init__.py), but only two subdirectories/subpackages
> (CSMARTer and ACMEPy) which contain all the .py files.
> Is py2exe telling me there's nothing to do because there are no Python
> scripts in the distribution root or is there some other reason?  Thanks.

The former. py2exe converts the Python scripts specified in the
'scripts=["a.py", "b.py"]' argument to the setup function into

What did you expect the py2exe command to do?


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