[Distutils] setuptools, eager_resources, and DLLs

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Nov 21 01:48:07 CET 2005

At 11:46 PM 11/20/2005 +0100, Gerhard Häring wrote:
>I want to make pysqlite installable as an egg.
>The normal pysqlite install works like this (win32):
>I read that with eager_resources, setuptools can install shared
>libraries too. But I have no idea how to use this feature if the
>extension module is located in a package.

The latest release of setuptools will automatially detect that there is a 
.dll present, and add it to the native_libraries.txt file for 
you.  However, if you want to be explicit, just add


to your setup() arguments.

I actually added the DLL detection specifically because of 
pysqlite.  :)  Mainly, it made me realize that I ought to just detect dll, 
so, pyd, and dylib files automatically, so that eager_resources is only 
needed for *data* files that may be used by C extensions.

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