[Distutils] bundling packages with setuptools?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Jan 17 02:59:33 CET 2006

At 10:40 AM 01/16/2006 -0500, Christopher Fonnesbeck wrote:
>I have a Python module for doing MCMC simulation that requires a
>number of prerequisite packages to run, all of which are open source
>(so I can build and distribute the packages that are needed). I am
>wondering if there is a way to use the power of python eggs to be
>able to have a single installer that installs or updates all the
>required packages. Is there a way of having the egg installer for my
>package go ahead and fetch the eggs of the prerequisite packages and
>install them?

I see some other folks have answered this in part; for more information, 
you can also see the setuptools manual at 
http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptools, which describes in 
quite a bit of detail how to specify dependencies, what your users should 
know, etc.

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