[Distutils] How to best install pkg_resources?

Arve Knudsen arve.knudsen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 19:30:23 CET 2010

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:22 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:

> At 06:30 PM 12/14/2010 +0100, Arve Knudsen wrote:
>> Argh :( Can you describe some other way of customizing the install command
>> that works better with setuptools?
> That depends on what you're trying to do; but probably it will involve
> subclassing the install command rather than simply invoking it.
> What are you trying to customize, anyway?  There really aren't many
> user-serviceable parts inside; you'd probably be better off customizing
> subcommands (like install_lib or some of the build_* commands).

I don't have the project in front of me right now, but what I needed to do
was to install something non-Python. That is, if the package gets installed
under <prefix>/lib, the extra data gets installed under <prefix>/data. The
data is part of the project, but not part of the Python package(s).

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