[Python-Dev] [python-committers] New workflow change: Welcome to blurb

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sat Jun 24 12:59:51 EDT 2017

I just pushed blurb 1.0.0.post1 which re-packages everything using flit so
there's a blurb.py and an entry point for the `blurb` command. That should
meet everyone's needs for launching the tool.

On Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at 09:54 Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at 09:46 Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org> wrote:
>> On 06/24/2017 09:40 AM, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> On 6/23/2017 11:24 PM, Larry Hastings wrote:
>> > You can install blurb from pip:
>> >
>> >     % pip3.6 install blurb
>> This does not seem to work right.  On Windows:
>> C:\Users\Terry>py -3 -m pip install blurb
>> Collecting blurb
>>   Downloading blurb-1.0-py3-none-any.whl
>> Installing collected packages: blurb
>> Successfully installed blurb-1.0
>> Explorer shows that 3.6 site-packages has a 'blurb-1.0.dist-info'
>> directory but neither blurb.py nor 'blurb/' is present.  So the following
>> are to be expected.
>> C:\Users\Terry>py -3 -m blurb
>> C:\Programs\Python36\python.exe: No module named blurb
>> > py -3
>> >>> import blurb
>> ...
>> ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'blurb'
>> Serhiy reported a similar problem on, I presume, some flavor of Linux.
>> I replied to Serhiy; it's just "blurb", it's a command-line tool, it's
>> not a package or a module.  It should be a command on your path.
>> TBH I don't know if installation of a command-line tool like that works
>> on Windows.  The tool itself was ported to Windows by Zach at the PyCon
>> core dev sprints last month, though that predates the PyPI work, and in any
>> case I could have broken the Windows support since then.  Unfortunately I'm
>> no longer a qualified Windows developer, so if it doesn't work on Windows I
>> fear someone will have to send me a PR.
> One of the great perks of `python3 -m blurb` is it avoids needing to care
> about your PATH on any platform.
> Anyway, the next release of blurb -- whether that's 1.0.0.post1 or a
> bigger release -- will have a blurb.py as well as the entry point giving
> people the `blurb` command. And people can also use pipsi if they want to
> install blurb as more of a self-contained command-line app (at least on
> UNIX; don't know about its support on Windows).
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