[Distutils] Handling the binary dependency management problem

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 11:01:28 CET 2013

On 5 December 2013 09:52, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm not sure how this would work - wheels don't seem to me to be
>> appropriate for installing "external dependencies", but as I'm not
>> 100% clear on what you mean by that term I may be misunderstanding.
>> Can you provide a concrete example?
> If you put stuff in the "data" scheme dir, it allows you to install
> files anywhere you like relative to the installation root. That means
> you can already use the wheel format to distribute arbitrary files,
> you may just have to build it via some mechanism other than
> bdist_wheel.

Ah, OK. I see.


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