[Distutils] How to best install pkg_resources?
pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Dec 14 19:39:03 CET 2010
At 07:30 PM 12/14/2010 +0100, Arve Knudsen wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:22 PM, P.J. Eby
><<mailto:pje at telecommunity.com>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).
That's not going to work except in the old-style installation
mode. With a setuptools or distribute project, your only places to
store data are inside the package or in the metadata (e.g. a
subdirectory inside .egg-info).
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