[Distutils] Telling distutils about requirements
dholth at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 20:07:19 CET 2013
On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 1:10 PM, Erik Bernoth <erik.bernoth at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I think I pretty much read all of the http://docs.python.org/2/distutils/and started to create a pypi repository for my project (
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/monk_tf). Now there are some things that are
> not so clear from the documentation, with the most important being
> requirement handling.
> I have the same requirements written down in two ways:
> a) a requirements.txt file, which can be called with pip install -r
> requirements.txt. Yet I don't see any user downloading a requirements.txt
> file from somewhere, then installing it and only then afterwards getting
> started with actually installing the package they want to install. Who
> would do that?
> b) requires attribute in the setup function call in setup.py. For some
> reason pip completely seems to ignore it. I tested the following way (come
> along with the code from https://github.com/DFE/MONK, if you like):
> $ cd MONK
> $ python setup.py sdist
> $ cd dist
> $ tar xfvz monk_tf-v0.1.1.tar.gz
> $ cd monk_tf-v0.1.1
> $ python setup.py install
> running install
> running build
> running build_py
> running install_lib
> running install_egg_info
> Writing /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/monk_tf-v0.1.1.egg-info
> >> import monk_tf
> (Exception, because a required package can't be found)
> So this also didn't seem to install any of the required packages.
> I'd really like to know, what I am doing wrong here. Anybody ideas or
> suggestions? Is there another way to tell distutils about the packages that
> should be installed before my package is installed?
Generally requires.txt is for specific versions of dependencies and the
setup.py list is more permissive.
Try using pip to install your sdist instead of running setup.py directly.
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