[Distutils] Installing scripts
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Mon Jun 14 17:28:46 EDT 2004
Did we reach any conclusions regarding script installation? I think there are
still some issues.
I *think* we agreed that stripping a .py extension for scripts on Unix is
acceptable, but it's not clear that any Unix-oriented users other than myself
were involved in the discussion.
I don't think we can simply rip off .py extensions on Unix, since that changes
the set of installed names for packages that support older versions of
Python/distutils; there probably needs to be some explicit gesture that this
is desired in the call to distutils.core.setup() (or maybe just in
I asked about silently not installing .pyw scripts on Unix, but I've not seen
any responses on that issue.
I'd like to have a better idea of how much agreement there might be before
starting to work on a patch.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation
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