[Distutils] Python module for use in ‘setup.py’ but not to install

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Mon Jan 19 02:54:04 CET 2015

Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> writes:

> I’m confused what this actually is.

Please look at the example I cited, ‘python-daemon’ version 2.0.3.

> If it’s just a file you don’t want installed… then don’t specify it in
> your setup.py’s setup() function in either the py_modules or the
> packages keyword.

That doesn't have the desired effect; it is installed (unwanted) to the
site packages along with the packages I do want.

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Ben Finney

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