[Distutils] Generation of script during installation

Giovanni Bajo rasky at develer.com
Thu Dec 22 00:35:29 CET 2005

Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:

>>> You might want to just include all your data and/or header files
>>> inside your package directory; this is the one directory you can
>>> always find at runtime, no matter how your package gets installed.
>> I'm not sure I understand. Are you suggesting to ignore/override
>> what the user specifies with --install-headers or similar options?
> I'm suggesting that if your package needs to have a reliable location
> for the data, then it should include it with the package.  This is
> orthogonal to whether you *also* install the headers in a
> user-specified
> location.  I'm just saying that if you have the data in your package,
> you no longer have to care where the user may have *also* put it.

OK, so you're suggesting to install two copies of the same files: one in a
fixed location (within site-packages) so that it's always accessible, and a
copy for the user wherever he wants. This might work for my case, but how do I
implement it? Do I need to override most of the install_* cmd to implement this
logic, or there is some trick I can exploit?


Giovanni Bajo

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