[Distutils] creating rpms of setuptools, sqlobject and formencode

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Oct 22 20:39:38 CEST 2005

At 08:08 PM 10/22/2005 +0200, Pau Aliagas wrote:
>On Sat, 22 Oct 2005, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>>Everything is installed in:
>>How did you install it there?  Via easy_install, or using some other 
>>process? I suspect that you installed it some way that didn't include the 
>>setuptools.pth file.
>I'm the one creating the rpm :) I enclose the spec file.
>What it does is this:
>python setup.py build
>python setup.py install -O1 --skip-build --root $RPM_BUILD_ROOT \
>     --record=INSTALLED_FILES.tmp
>In INSTALLED_FILES.tmp I cannot see any pth file, so it is not included in 
>the rpm, as thes are the files it will include.

Hm.  Looks like easy_install isn't writing them to the --record file, even 
if it's updating them on disk.  But it also may not be writing them on 
disk, due to the use of the --root option.

There's actually a bigger issue, too, which is that the contents of those 
.pth files are going to be based on the --root, rather than where they'll 
be really installed on the target system.  Ugh.

I think the best thing to do is going to be to follow the experimental 
Gentoo egg installation strategy:


which adds install/uninstall scripts that add or remove eggs from a 
'gentoo-eggs.pth' file.

I'd happily accept patches for the bdist_rpm command provided by 
setuptools, so that setuptools-using packages (including setuptools itself) 
can build rpms that update an 'rpm-eggs.pth' file.

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