[Distutils] wheel building help needed

Evgeny Sazhin eugene at sazhin.us
Thu Feb 6 23:00:24 CET 2014

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 4:54 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Evgeny, while you can probably make wheels do what you want, if you're
> interested in single file executables, you're almost certainly better off
> using one of the tools designed to make those easier to work with (like
> Twitter's recently discussed PEX format, or PEP 441).
> As you have discovered, cross platform single file executables are an area
> where the currently published documentation is even less polished and
> coherent than that for the rest of the packaging infrastructure :)
> Cheers,
> Nick.


Thank you for pointing that out. I took a brief look at the pyz stuff
and while it might be good generally - it doesn't help me much. There
are two problems i'm trying to solve : dependency management and
jar-like behavior (as libraries or executables). Pip + wheel combo
seems to be geared better for that task (may be as you guys are
pointing out, not intentionally, but still seems to be better

We will definitely take a look at PEX as from the very scattered info
i got so far they seem to be very good at dependency management - so
that might be an option.


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