[Distutils] EasyInstall --> distutils command + setuptools enhancements?
ianb at colorstudy.com
Wed Jun 8 20:20:34 CEST 2005
Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>> I'm still not clear. Do you mean you intend people to do:
>> python setup.py install_depends
> That wasn't what I had in mind, although now that you mention it, it
> sounds kind of handy. Not so much that people would type it directly,
> as that folks who don't want their users to have to install EasyInstall,
> could use it as part of their build process.
> Hm. That's actually a fantastic idea. Thanks! :)
Um, okay ;) It seems a little strange to me, but I suppose it does
solve the bootstrapping problem. Well, not "solve", but for instance I
can just keep (or update) the code in Paste's setup.py to fetch
setuptools and add it to sys.path, though that code does feel a bit
crufty, since it's never going to be a very robust installation process.
Where will the normal script go then? Like, when you want to install a
package manually, and you don't have its setup.py file yet? Will the
easy_install script just be a kind of metadata-less version of
Ian Bicking / ianb at colorstudy.com / http://blog.ianbicking.org
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