[Distutils] [buildout[ How do I use stuff specified in the distutils.command entry_point?

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Sep 8 18:19:25 CEST 2009

Hi All,

Sphinx, among others, provides command in this entry point.

With this buildout:

parts = sphinx

recipe = zc.recipe.egg
eggs = sphinx

And based on the entry points listed here:


I'd expect to be able to do:

$ bin/buildout setup setup.py build_sphinx

But I get:

Running setup script 'setup.py'.
usage: setup.py [global_opts] cmd1 [cmd1_opts] [cmd2 [cmd2_opts] ...]
    or: setup.py --help [cmd1 cmd2 ...]
    or: setup.py --help-commands
    or: setup.py cmd --help

error: invalid command 'build_sphinx'

Any ideas?



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