[Distutils] Egg support for system packages (including bdist_wininst)

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 10:19:00 CET 2005

On 12/15/05, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> For persons like Paul Moore who want to wrap egg-based packages in Windows
> installers, note that you can now take a setuptools-based package's source
> and run "setup.py bdist_wininst" and it will build a usable .exe.
> In addition, you can build Windows installer-wrapped eggs for
> non-setuptools packages by changing your command line from:
>      python setup.py bdist_wininst
> to:
>      python -c "import setuptools;execfile('setup.py')" bdist_wininst
> This will build an .exe that includes .egg-info, so that other packages
> will be able to detect it at runtime.

Massively cool! Thank you for putting this in place.

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