[Distutils] embedding eggs into .msi (or another installer)

Hartmut Goebel h.goebel at goebel-consult.de
Sat Aug 23 18:11:10 CEST 2008


coming from Unix, I now want to be helpful to Windows-users and prepare 
some installable package for one of my tools 

Since py2exe does not work in Unix and not even on wine, I'm currently 
stuck with bdist_msi or bdist_wininst. This works fine so far. 
Unfortunately pdfposter requires another package (pyPdf) which is 
available as win32-installer.

Now the user of pdfposter would need to download and install both 
packages, one by one.

I'm looking for a solution for packaging pyPdf into the same 
msi/installer as pdfposter and install pyPdf if missing on the target 

Any hints? Any recipes?

Schönen Gruß - Regards
Hartmut Goebel
Dilp.-Informatiker (univ.), CISSP

Goebel Consult
Spezialist für IT-Sicherheit in komplexen Umgebungen

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