[Distutils] setuptools and man pages

Andrew McNabb amcnabb at mcnabbs.org
Tue Jan 25 22:41:52 CET 2011

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 03:10:09PM -0500, P.J. Eby wrote:
> Setuptools has a distutils-compatible installation mode:
>    "setup.py install --single-version-externally-managed --record=somefile"
> It's a bit awkward to type, but it should do what you want.

But wouldn't this require all end users to know the incantation?
Presumably I could add the following to the top of setup.py:

sys.args += ['--single-version-externally-managed', '--record=somefile']

But that seems sort of dirty. :)

Andrew McNabb
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