Ever tried this in distutils?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Oct 27 16:21:50 CEST 2004


Brian Elmegaard wrote:

> python setup.py bdist_wininst --bdist-dir=/my/source
> is a really efficient way to wake you up even if time is approaching
> midnight. 
> 
> On my machine it does:
> running bdist_wininst
> running build
> installing to /my/source
> creating 'c:\docume~1\be\locals~1\temp\tmpimyffc.zip' and adding '.' to it
> adding 'setup.py'
> creating dist
> removing '/my/source' (and everything under it)
> 
> Where the last line is the "fun" part. Maybe it should somehow be
> mentioned in the documentation that this will happen?
> 
Better still, maybe it shouldn't happen?

regards
  Steve
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