[Distutils] python setup.py bdist_egg results depend on dir location
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Dec 14 22:32:34 CET 2005
At 12:59 PM 12/14/2005 -0800, Todd Greenwood-Geer wrote:
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>I would like to be able to execute the egg build from several
>directories, like so:
>$ cd active/SimpleExampleEgg
>$ python setup.py bdist_egg
>then, at other times, i'd like to change to a package directory and
>execute the builds from there:
>$ cd active/SimpleExampleEgg/fruit/docs
>$ python ../../setup.py bdist_egg
Stop right there. The distutils do *not* support this, and neither does
setuptools. 'setup.py' scripts *must* be run from the directory where they
are located, so I didn't bother reading the rest of your message.
If you want to run setup.py this way, you should 'easy_install buildutils'
and then use its "pbu" command, e.g.:
The "pbu" command automatically searches parent directories for a setup.py,
then changes to the directory where the setup.py was found, and runs it for
you. This is the only safe way to do it.
(When "pbu" exits, you will however still be in the directory you were in
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