[Distutils] [zc.buildout] distutils "scripts" keyword

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Fri Dec 12 13:49:41 CET 2008

On Dec 12, 2008, at 7:34 AM, Pascoe, S (Stephen) wrote:

> I'm coming across a lot of packages that use the distutils "scripts"  
> keyword to identify scripts (rather than the console_scripts entry- 
> point).  Unfortunately these don't work with buildout, although they  
> are installed with easy_install.
> I think this should be a solvable problem with a recipe that extends  
> zc.recipe.egg.

It would be better to teach the machinery in buildout used by  
zc.recipe.egg to deal with scripts the same way easy_install does.  
I'll look into this.


Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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