[Distutils] setup.py develop issues

Matt Wilkie maphew at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 21:29:59 CEST 2014

using pip on your setup.py works for me (in py2.7 though)

D:\test> make-project.bat

D:\test> pip install --editable project\.
Obtaining file:///d%7C%5Ctest%5Cproject
  Running setup.py egg_info for package from file:///d%7C%5Ctest%5Cproject

Installing collected packages: project
  Running setup.py develop for project

    Creating c:\python27\arcgis10.2\lib\site-packages\project.egg-link
(link to .)
    Adding project 0.0.0 to easy-install.pth file

    Installed d:\test\project
Successfully installed project
Cleaning up...

D:\test> python -c "import project"

(empty line means success)



On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 10:28 AM, Cody Piersall <cody.piersall at gmail.com>

> I am having issues with using setup.py develop on my computer at work.  My
> understanding of the command is that it should make my project import-able
> without really installing it, so that I can continue to change my files
> without needing to reinstall the project.
> Here is a minimum example of the problem.  I create a new project (named
> project) with only a single package, and create the minimum setup.py file
> that I thought would work.
> mkdir project
> cd project
> mkdir project
> echo. > project\__init__.py
> echo.from setuptools import setup>setup.py
> echo.setup(>>setup.py
> echo.    name='project',>>setup.py
> echo.    packages=['project'],>>setup.py
> echo.^)>>setup.py
> cd ..
> After running these commands (as a batch script), I did
> cd project
> python setup.py develop
> but the project was not importable.  I can import it when I run `python
> setup.py install` though.  Here is the output of running python setup.py
> develop:
> C:\Users\CWP\Development\project>python setup.py develop
> running develop
> running egg_info
> creating project.egg-info
> writing top-level names to project.egg-info\top_level.txt
> writing project.egg-info\PKG-INFO
> writing dependency_links to project.egg-info\dependency_links.txt
> writing manifest file 'project.egg-info\SOURCES.txt'
> reading manifest file 'project.egg-info\SOURCES.txt'
> writing manifest file 'project.egg-info\SOURCES.txt'
> running build_ext
> Creating c:\python34\lib\site-packages\project.egg-link (link to .)
> Adding project 0.0.0 to easy-install.pth file
> Installed c:\users\cwp\development\project
> Processing dependencies for project==0.0.0
> Finished processing dependencies for project==0.0.0
> I'm using Python 3.4.0 and setuptools 6.0.2.  I'm not sure if I'm using
> setuptools wrong, if my understanding of setuptools is wrong, or if this is
> a bug in setuptools under Windows.
> Cody
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