[Python-Dev] Distutils2 scripts

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 13:55:28 CEST 2010

On 12 October 2010 00:42, Giampaolo Rodolà <g.rodola at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know. My point was you can't do it by default and installing a
> module is something even a less experienced user usually does.
> Typing "C:\PythonXX\pysetup" is harder compared to "setup.py install"
> and solving this problem by modifying your environment paths so that
> you can just type "pysetup" is something I would expect to be done by
> the MSI installer, not the user.

I would assume (am I wrong?) that the canonical way of installing
modules on Windows for "non-advanced" users under distutils2 would
still be to download and run a binary installer.

Assuming that's the case, modifying paths to make sure pysetup is
available as a command is no harder than making Python itself
available. (Having said that, I'd still personally prefer to have the
distutils2 command be invoked by some form of python -m invocation).


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