[Distutils] Re: CPAN functionality for python

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Tue Feb 27 10:28:01 CET 2001

On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 10:02:46AM +0100, Rene Liebscher wrote:
>3. feed the meta data and the directory in distutils
>   bdist_{rpm|debian|...) and create a package for the
>   users prefered system (RPM,...)

As I understand it, the bdist_* can create a binary RPM from a set of
pre-compiled binaries?  Can this be used in conjunction with the other
distutils tools to actually take the source file and turn it into
the binaries on a given platform?

If so, that's exactly what we need...

Once I have the archive network back-end done, I'm going to start looking at
the client.  I'm getting fairly close to a bare-bones server as it is
(without the admin tools -- adding a package requires some SQL).

I've only looked passingly at the distutils, but will obviously have to
get further into it shortly.

 Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.
Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
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