rpm and distutils

Andres Baravalle andres.baravalle at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 03:08:44 CEST 2004

I have a simple setup.py that allows me to build my basic source and
binary distributions.

Now I would like to be able to include a few commands to add the
desktop entry for my applications.

In a spec file the commands would be, for installing:

mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_datadir}/{applications,pixmaps}
install -m644 %{SOURCE2} $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_datadir}/pixmaps
desktop-file-install --vendor fedora \
	--dir $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_datadir}/applications \
	--add-category X-Fedora \
	--add-category Application \

and then I have the related lines in the files section:


how can I add that to my setup.py file?

Thanks in advance,

PS: I have already a working spec file that does the job, but I would
like to do all from python instead of relying on the rpm spec file.

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