[Distutils] [setuptools] best way to create offline install bundles?

primco primco at gmail.com
Sat Sep 9 04:07:11 CEST 2006

I would love this as well, as I'm in a situation where setuptools is
forbidden and I need to distribute Python apps like TurboGears and Pylons
with loads of dependencies. What do I do to take a snapshot of the
distribution and make an RPM of it? And the second part of that, if it is
indeed a labor-intensive task, is how can it be automated? This is what
Kevin is asking, of course, but I wanted to chime in that Pylons could use
this as well and I'd be willing to work on it.


Kevin Dangoor wrote:
> What I ultimately want to end up with is a tarball that contains all
> of the platform independent stuff, and then three tarballs for the
> platform dependent stuff (win, mac, source).
> I know about easy_install -zmaxd, and that certainly helps... but
> 1) it doesn't keep all of the eggs zipped up (because it sitll thinks
> it's doing an install, instead of just a download)
> 2) it doesn't help with the three platform dependent parts
> Is this something zc.buildout can help with? I'm not certain what the
> best way is to automate this process...

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