[Distutils] bdist_nsis, bdist_deb, bdist_msi, bdist_inno, bdist_pkgtool, bdist_sdux, etc.
mal at egenix.com
Tue Dec 13 12:26:17 CET 2005
I'd like to focus attention on these distribution formats
that distutils is missing:
Nullsoft installer for Windows (NSIS); by Jean-Christophe G.
Debian package; by Geoffrey T. Dairiki
MS Installer (MSI); by Martin von Löwis
InnoSetup installer for Windows
Included in py2exe by Thomas Heller:
Package format used on Solaris
There was a code contribution by Mark Alexander for this, but it had
to be removed due to licensing issues:
Package format used on HP-UX
Same issues as with bdist_pkgtool.
Ideally, I'd like to see all of these added to distutils. The
standard procedure for this is to:
1. Find a maintainer for the code; ideally the author him/herself
2. Get the author to sign the PSF contribution form:
3. Add the code to distutils
Since these are plain additions to distutils, I don't think
we need a PEP for the integration.
Would any of the authors (I've tried to CC them) be willing to
contribute their distutils command to the PSF for integration ?
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