[Distutils] pypi and easy_install
billiejoex at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 04:56:54 CET 2008
I'm sorry, just one more question (hopefully).
I work from Windows and I'd like to generate a gzipped tar file (.tar.gz).
On documentation I see that:
"It requires external utilities: tar and possibly one of gzip, bzip2,
Since apparently there's no way to provide cmd line arguments to tell
distutils where to find gtar and gzip executables I created two .bat
files in the setup.py directory pointing to original utility
executables but after having run setup.py sdist the installation hangs
on when arrives to run the tar.exe utility.
Is there an easier way for doing what I want?
I know that maybe this is more a Windows issue than a distutils issue
but I find very uncomfortable the way distutils manage such things.
PS - I've never used it but by reading the documentation it seems that
the tarfile module would be able to read and write those kind of
archives. If that is true it would be much easier using that instead
of relying on third party packages like those ones I've tried.
2008/1/16, Giampaolo Rodola' <billiejoex at gmail.com>:
> Thanks for the useful information I wasn't aware of.
> I'll use MANIFEST file.
> 2008/1/16, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
> > At 02:00 AM 1/16/2008 +0100, Giampaolo Rodola' wrote:
> > >2008/1/14, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
> > > > At 02:14 AM 1/14/2008 +0100, Giampaolo Rodola' wrote:
> > > > > > (This is a distutils feature and doesn't require setuptools, although
> > > > > > the distutils are a bit trickier to get the tarball to include
> > > > > > everything, as you have to explicitly list in MANIFEST.in anything
> > > > > > that distutils doesn't automatically pick up.
> > > > >
> > > > >Sorry for replying so late.
> > > > >Gently, I would be interested in knowing how can I have distutils to
> > > > >include everything.
> > > > >Currently I've tried to use setup.py sdist but CREDITS, HISTORY,
> > > > >INSTALL and LICENSE files aren't included in the tarball.
> > > >
> > > > http://python.org/doc/2.4.1/dist/manifest.html
> > >
> > >Is there a way to specify that in setup.py?
> > Not that I'm aware of, no. You just put the MANIFEST.in next to setup.py.
> > The alternative is to use setuptools + source control: setuptools
> > natively picks the files up from SVN or CVS, and there are plugins
> > for several other source control systems including Bazaar, Git,
> > Monotone, and Mercurial, if I recall correctly. (Search PyPI for
> > "setuptools" and the appropriate tool to find the plugin.)
> > (Note that these revision control plugins do NOT require users of
> > your package to have the revision control tool OR the plugin -- it
> > only affects *building* the source distribution, not using it. In
> > fact, it's even possible to make it so your users don't have to have
> > setuptools, although that's not the default setup.)
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