[Distutils] Using easy_install without net access

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Apr 11 00:42:10 CEST 2006

At 11:32 PM 4/10/2006 +0100, Paul Moore wrote:
>On 4/10/06, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> > Hm.  That seems odd.  It should just install itself.  Have you tried
> > running "ez_setup.py --allow-hosts=None -f. setuptools"?
>I tried -f . but missed --allow-hosts=None. No time to try it right
>now, but I'll give it a go later. (Just for completeness - see below).
> > >At the risk of going on about it, this is far messier than the
> > >traditional "python setup.py bdist_wininst" and run the installer...
> >
> > That actually works now with setuptools-based packages, by the way.
> > It's quite safe to do that; setuptools now fully supports bdist_wininst.
>That's brilliant news - I thought I saw some egg-info directories
>appear, but I hadn't understood the significance.

Actually, I guess I should qualify that a bit -- it's only *fully* 
supported if the package has no dependencies, in that bdist_wininst has no 
provision for installing dependencies.

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