[Distutils] Installing scripts

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Tue Jun 15 03:06:06 EDT 2004

Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> 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 
> setup.cfg).
> 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.

Whatever you agree on, please use a new option for this
so that you don't break existing setup code.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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