[Python-Dev] Distutils2 scripts

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Tue Oct 12 00:27:58 CEST 2010

On 10/11/2010 5:17 PM, Giampaolo Rodolà wrote:
> 2010/10/8 Eric Smith<eric at trueblade.com>:
>> On 10/8/10 10:26 AM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
>>> In any case, these could be a simple shell script wrapping 'python -m
>>> setup'.
>>> It could even take a --use-python-version option to select the pythonX.Y
>>> it
>>> used, without having to encode the Python version number in the script
>>> name.
>> On Windows it can't be a shell script or batch file, but needs to be an
>> executable. setuptools already deals with this.
> If that's the case what would I type in the command prompt in order to
> install a module?
> "C:\PythonXX\pysetup.exe"?
> If so I would strongly miss old "setup.py install".

Same thing you would type at a shell prompt. Presumably we're talking 
about "pysetup install" (which you'll note is one character shorter!). 
You could fully qualify the path if need be, on any platform, using its 


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