[Distutils] get name of built egg

Andrea Crotti andrea.crotti.0 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 23:57:14 CET 2012

On 03/16/2012 05:37 PM, PJ Eby wrote:
> On Mar 16, 2012 10:42 AM, "Andrea Crotti" <andrea.crotti.0 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:andrea.crotti.0 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> > Given the setuptools magic done by
> > python setup.py bdist_egg
> >
> > is there a way to find out what will be the name of the final egg file?
> > It would be really useful to know for me and I can't find any option
> > to tell bdist_egg to let me know where it will write..
> If you just want the file accessible by a script or some larger build 
> process that's invoking the setup script, the easiest way to do it is 
> to specify an empty output directory for the distribution to be built 
> in, instead of 'dist/'.  Then, there will only be one file in that 
> directory after running bdist_egg: the egg file.
> (If you meant some other scenario, then you'll need to explain in more 
> detail what you want.)

That would be the scenario yes, but it's quite a lame solution imho :/
I mean setuptools generates the name of this file somehow while building 
the egg file,
is that impossible to retrieve it before or after actually creating it?
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