[Distutils] Having problems with "scripts" section

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Sep 10 04:42:42 CEST 2005

At 11:29 PM 9/9/2005 -0300, Scott Kirkwood wrote:
>With Phillips's help I figured out the problem:
>scott at scott:~/scott/python/wxoptparse$ runWx
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/bin/runWx", line 4, in ?
>     pkg_resources.run_script('wxOptParse==0.1.2', 'runWx')
>   File 
> "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/setuptools-0.6a1c2-py2.4.egg/pkg_resources.py", 
> line 407, in run_script
>     self.require(requires)[0].run_script(script_name, ns)
>   File 
> "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/setuptools-0.6a1c2-py2.4.egg/pkg_resources.py", 
> line 914, in run_script
>     raise ResolutionError("No script named %r" % script_name)
>pkg_resources.ResolutionError: No script named 'runWx'
>scott at scott:~/scott/python/wxoptparse$ cd ..
>scott at scott:~/scott/python$ runWx
>usage: wxoptparse.py <programtorun>
>Basically, I was testing within my source directory and it was getting 
>confused when it saw a folder called wxoptparse.  The error was not very 
>helpful in this case.

When testing, use 'setup.py develop' or 'setup.py test', and you won't have 
this issue; the "develop" command sets up the scripts so they run from your 
source tree, rather than trying to run them from an egg.

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