[Distutils] Bundling Distribute

Ram Rachum cool-rr at cool-rr.com
Thu Nov 5 22:45:39 CET 2009

Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek <at> gmail.com> writes:

> There's a trick to use it without installing it :
> - add the distribute_setup.py script besides your setup.py script
> - call the use_setuptools API in setup.py, so distribute gets
> downloaded then added in the path
>   (see the documentation for that)
> Although I think the best practice is to ask your users to install
> Distribute explicitely,

I'm against the online-install thing. I guess I'll tell my users to install 
Distribute, which I guess is not too bad since I have to tell that only to the 
users who install from source and not from binaries. Which leads me to my next 
point: When creating a binary with Distribute, will it install Distribute 
automatically on the user's computer? I would like it to.


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