[Distutils] SETUPTOOLS - Loading Eggs which do not have an egg_info
ilias at lazaridis.com
Thu Dec 7 20:03:46 CET 2006
Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 06:24 PM 12/7/2006 +0200, Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
>> Looks somehow like this:
>> How can I create an egg representing object (from the sources/setup.py),
>>from which I can load the entry-points afterwards, without having to
>> generate an egg_info on the file-system?
> You can take the dist.Distribution object's entry_points and parse it to
> create an entry point map.
> I can't guarantee that there aren't other things that will break, too. I
I understand, and I basicly would like to use the setuptools egg code.
This is a special and limited use-case:
The eggs do *not* need to be found by other eggs/applications, as they
are used only by the application that loads them in.
Thus I just want to create the egg representation in my code (to call
the entry_points), whilst using the information from setup.py/sources
(instead of the generated egg_info).
Essentially, the code (internal in setuptools) that reads the egg_info
will simply retrieve it from the setup.py (or i instantiate it somhow,
and pass it to the setuptools routines)
The function would be essentially:
# load setup.py
# construct the egg
#further processing based on standard egg methods
More information about the Distutils-SIG