[Distutils] bdist_nsis, bdist_deb, bdist_msi, bdist_inno, bdist_pkgtool, bdist_sdux, etc.

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Tue Dec 13 17:06:25 CET 2005

"M.-A. Lemburg" <mal at egenix.com> writes:

> Hi,
> I'd like to focus attention on these distribution formats
> that distutils is missing:
> bdist_nsis:
>   Nullsoft installer for Windows (NSIS); by Jean-Christophe G.
>   http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2005-July/004724.html
>   http://bdist-nsi.sourceforge.net/
> bdist_deb:
>   Debian package; by Geoffrey T. Dairiki
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-python/2004/10/msg00017.html
> bdist_msi:
>   MS Installer (MSI); by Martin von Löwis
>   http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2005-August/005008.html
> bdist_inno:
>   InnoSetup installer for Windows
>   Included in py2exe by Thomas Heller:
>   http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/py2exe/

That's not really a distutils distribution format, it is a sample setup
script which builds an exe file plus the needed support files with
py2exe, and then builds a Windows installer to install all this as an
application.  What do you have in mind - a bdist_wininst lookalike for
Python packages, built with inno?


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