[Distutils] Distutils and Distribute roadmap (and some words on Virtualenv, Pip)

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 20:51:10 CET 2009

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe someone has confused me. I understood that easy_install can
> consume bdist_wininst format .exe files just as easily as .egg format,
> and easy_install will do your dependency management for you.

That's exactly the case, you are not wrong.

$ easy_install your_bdist_wininst_dist.exe

will install it and process the dependencies from the install_requires option.

And pip should be compatible soon too. That makes this format a
perfect binary format for win32.


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