[Distutils] Windows web based installation of multiple packages
python at venix.com
Wed Aug 8 16:32:54 CEST 2007
On Mon, 2007-08-06 at 09:08 -0500, Mark Hammond wrote:
> > It is quite easy to use the bdist_wininst command to create a
> > Windows installer executable. A browser click on a link to
> > the .EXE file allows for software installation, but
> > easy_install is not run and the packages listed in
> > setup.install_requires are not installed. Is there a way to
> > force the windows installer to run easy_install?
> > If I were to create an egg, is there a content-type heading
> > that would cause easy_install to process the egg?
> > (much like application/vnd.ms-excel) I could not find
> > an easy_install entry in the registry in my test WinXP
> > computer after installing setuptools.
> > I thought one of these approaches would be fairly easy, but
> > googling and experimenting have gotten me nowhere.
> bdist_wininst is designed to install a python package, not to install a
> python "application" which has external dependencies. You may like to
> consider py2exe, which is designed to create a stand-alone executable from
> your python app - but even then, eggs etc are not processed - you are
> expected to have all relevant packages installed on your dev box, and they
> are packaged inside the app.
Thanks for the reply. I have deadlines to meet, so I guess I'll be
taking the py2exe approach for now.
However, I'm still interested in setting up the associations so that an
HTTP content-type header for .egg files could be associated with
easy_install. I assume if it were trivial it would have been done by
has some thoughts from Phillip Eby about automatic execution of
I will tackle getting my Linux computers to handle an egg/easy_install
content-type and then figure out the patches for setuptools so that this
can be automatic. Hopefully the Windows situation will be reasonably
parallel to Linux. Suggestions and advice are welcome.
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