[Distutils] DWIM installation with setuptools

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Fri Feb 10 00:14:16 CET 2006

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> This is really good news, however.  It appears to mean that slapping a copy 
> of my hacked 'site.py' (i.e., the one that honors .pth files along 
> PYTHONPATH) into the easy_install target directory would make 
> PYTHONPATH-based installs essentially DWIMmish.  To complete the illusion, 
> I'd need to add some code to script wrappers to process the setuptools.pth 
> file in the script directory if pkg_resources can't be otherwise imported.

I think I kind of understand, but I'm not sure I have (or remember) the 
full context behind this proposal.  What hacked site.py are we talking 
about?  What exactly will the generated scripts look like in this model?

Ian Bicking  /  ianb at colorstudy.com  /  http://blog.ianbicking.org

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