[Distutils] Extending distutils with 3rd party build commands?
bob at redivi.com
Sat Oct 23 00:04:58 CEST 2004
On Oct 22, 2004, at 17:18, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> One thing that no one has mentioned in this thread is the
> support I added to distutils for Python 2.4. I think this supports
> Bob's use
> case well.
> What's needed is to install a Python package containing the new
> somewhere on the search path (preferably in .../site-packages). Then
> the Python installations distutils config file (bet you didn't know
> that!) to include
> The new commands will be available for all setup.py scripts.
> This is a documented feature; you can read more about it at
That does indeed support this use case.. I may have to move things
around in the package a bit to support it, but it may just work.
Now what about the "Python installations distutils config file"?
Where's that located? I don't see it referenced in the documentation..
Can that file be placed somewhere on site-packages like sitecustomize
(good), or does it require editing a root-owned vendor file (bad)?
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