[Distutils] install --dry-run broken?
pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Apr 23 06:58:14 CEST 2010
At 05:11 PM 4/22/2010 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
>Or maybe this constitutes "working" for distutils. ;)
It does, I'm afraid. The problem is that the build is also a dry
run, so the files aren't there for the later bits to actually copy.
It might be better to do a dry run mechanism based mainly on
setuptools' sandboxing code -- the sandbox framework could be
extended to allow faking all file operations that go through normal
Python APIs. (i.e. not external commands like compilers; those would
of course fail unless separately faked.)
There are actually quite a lot of applications for such sandboxing
within the distutils, that at one time I hoped to explore in later
setuptools versions. (e.g. for testing, uninstalls of arbitrary
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