[Distutils] Help required for setup.py

salil GK gksalil at gmail.com
Wed May 20 01:12:37 CEST 2015


  I will provide more details about what I need to achieve

I need to create a package for a tool that I create. Actually the tool that
I created is a wrapper over ovftool which is provided by VMWare. ovftool
install binary is provided as a bundle hence there is no package installed
in the system ( `dpkg -l`  will not list ovftool package ). ovftool will be
installed in /usr/bin/ location.

   While creating the package I need to check if ovftool is available in
the system and the version is 4.1.0. If it is not compatible, I need to
fail the package installation with proper message. So how do I write
setup.py for achieving the same.


On 19 May 2015 at 07:54, salil GK <gksalil at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello
>    I was trying to create my package for distribution. I have a
> requirement that I need to check if one particular command is available in
> the system ( this command is not installed through a package - but a bundle
> is installed to get the command in the system ). I am using Ubuntu 14.04
> Thanks in advance
> Salil
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