[Distutils] Extending distutils with 3rd party build commands?

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sat Oct 23 15:33:24 CEST 2004

On Oct 23, 2004, at 5:20, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
>> On Friday 22 October 2004 06:23 pm, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>>  > I need an editable file in a system-wide directory such as
>>  > site-packages that isn't "owned" by the Python installation.
> This already exists in the form of:
> 	"""
>         There are three possible config files: distutils.cfg in the
>         Distutils installation directory (ie. where the top-level
>         Distutils __inst__.py file lives), a file in the user's home
>         directory named .pydistutils.cfg on Unix and pydistutils.cfg
>         on Windows/Mac, and setup.cfg in the current directory.
>         """

None of those fit the bill.  The distutils package is owned by the 
Python installation, files in user directories or the current directory 
are not system-wide.


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