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

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Tue Dec 13 22:42:13 CET 2005

Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On Dec 13, 2005, at 11:13 AM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>>>>> 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.
>> Looks like now is a good time to add it to distutils then :-)
> No.  Definitely not.
> ... 
> In other words, I don't consent to adding bdist_mpkg to Python until it
> supports eggs.

Ok, then I'll remove the above candidate from the list.

Anyone else interested in writing a bdist_mpkg command
that doesn't require setuptools ?

Given the good documentation for the format, this shouldn't
be hard:


Marc-Andre Lemburg

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