[Distutils] HOwto download only egg's with setuptools/EasyInstall
dangoor at gmail.com
Wed Sep 13 13:20:06 CEST 2006
On Sep 12, 2006, at 3:11 PM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 07:18 AM 9/12/2006 -0400, Kevin Dangoor wrote:
>> (don't miss the "." after the d). This will unzip eggs that are not
>> "zip safe".
> No, it won't. It's just that if you have an egg on your machine
> that meets the requirements and it already unzipped, it will get
> copied to the target directory as-is. But for downloaded eggs,
> that won't happen, or if it does, it's a bug, in which case please
> send more details so I can fix it. :)
Ahh, I hadn't caught that. That's easy enough.
>> If you look in the distutils-sig archive, I was asking about a better
>> way to do this a couple days ago. It looks like some scripting is
>> needed here.
> Yep. Maybe something like a "bdist_carton --platform=blah --
> formats=zip,tgz" command for setuptools would be just the thing.
> It should install the eggs into a temporary directory in single-
> version form (i.e. with .egg-info dirs) along with all the
> packages' scripts. That way, just running any of the scripts would
> ensure that all the packages were on sys.path, so the script
> wrappers could be simpler than the standard easy_install-generated
While this certainly sounds useful, it's a bit different from what
I'm thinking of. I just want to gather up all of the original .egg
files and put them into a tarball. Everything you'd need would be in
there, and there could even be a trivial wrapper script that runs
ez_setup.py with all of the right options to install those packages.
This can give the user all of the easy_install options for
installing, rather than being stuck manually dropping the untarred
directory into the right place or adding it to their PYTHONPATH..
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