[Distutils] How to make an egg easy_installable ?

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Tue Feb 5 11:27:08 CET 2008

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 12:48 PM 1/29/2008 +0900, David Cournapeau wrote:
>> Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>> Precisely how did you make it?  I downloaded it, and there are some 
>>> peculiarities, not the least of which is that the EGG-INFO directory 
>>> is named "egg-info" (lowercase) instead.
>> I simply used the bdist_egg command from setuptools. I rebuilt an egg 
>> from my last version (0.3.4), and when unzipping it, I have EGG-INFO 
>> directory this time. How does easy_install decide where to look for 
>> packages ?
> http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptools#making-your-package-available-for-easyinstall 
I've read this page, but I still don't understand: how is it possible to 
have both url argument to setup and make easy_install look a Pypi first ?
> By the way, it appears that easy_install correctly locates and 
> downloads your numscons 0.3.4 egg now, so I assume all is well.  The 
> egg that you had previously did not appear to be a validly-built egg; 
> specifically, it did not appear to have been built by bdist_egg, or if 
> it was, it appeared to have been altered by some other zipfile tool.
Hm, strange, I always used bdist_egg. Maybe I did something wrong at 
some point, but since I cannot reproduce the bug anyway, this is not too 
much of a concern :).



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