distutils on win32

Thomas Heller thomas.heller at ion-tof.com
Tue Feb 5 21:16:01 CET 2002

"sameer" <sameer_ at email.com> wrote in message news:6bd9f01b.0202051200.74b0267b at posting.google.com...
> i'm using distutils to make a windows installer for a python/wxpython
> app.  what's the fastest way for me to create shortcuts on the desktop
> as well as the Start menu for the file I want the users to be able to
> run.  I don't want them to have to go into the correct package, and
> run the app from there.

Not easy, I suppose. The fastest way would probably be to prepare the
distribution with distutils, and use inno setup to install everything
and create the shortcuts.


PS: If you insist on using pure distutils, you would probably create
your own 'install' command in the setup script, use Mark Hammond's
win32all extension (which must be present on the target computer),
to create the shortcuts.
Caveat: This will only work if the user installs from source, not
from the distutils windows installer.

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