[Distutils] Extending distutils with 3rd party build commands?
mal at egenix.com
Thu Oct 21 00:10:05 CEST 2004
Bob Ippolito wrote:
> I've developed two bdist commands (bdist_pkg and bdist_mpkg) for usage
> on OS X. These commands apply to any setup.py that supports an
> "install" command, similar to bdist_wininst, so it would be nice if
> every setup.py didn't have to explicitly import something in order to
> get the commands there.
> I know I can make it work with a pth file that imports bdist_pkg, but
> that seems a bit costly to do because it will end up importing a bunch
> of stuff (distutils, mainly).
> Is there another way to do it?
Submit them for inclusion in the standard distribution ;-)
Please use a different name for bdist_pkg, though, since pkg is already
used for Solaris binary packages (unless, of course, yours works for
Solaris packages as well).
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