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

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Tue Dec 13 18:41:33 CET 2005

On Dec 13, 2005, at 3:34 AM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'd like to focus attention on these distribution formats
>> that distutils is missing:
> I'd like to another important candidate to the list:
> bdist_mpkg:
>    Mac OS X installer format
>    Part of py2app by Bob Ippolito
>    http://undefined.org/python/py2app.html#bdist-mpkg-documentation

bdist_mpkg is actually available on its own now, but I'm not sure  
adding it to distutils is a great idea.  The current version is  
already moved over to setuptools, and I'm pretty close to adding egg  
support to it.  I may even require that the Python bits of the  
installation package are eggs, as that would allow me to remove a  
bunch of code.  Eggs mostly obsolete what bdist_mpkg is for, but it's  
also used to install things like documentation and example code, so  
I'm not going to drop it altogether.


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