# distutils: package data

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Wed Mar 30 17:54:00 CEST 2005

Qiangning Hong wrote:
> I am writing a setup.py for my package.  I have a pre-compiled
> myextmod.pyd file in my package and I want the distutils to
> automatically copy it to
> C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\mypackage\myextmod.pyd.
>
> I try to add the following parameter to setup():
>
>    data_file = [('mypackage', ['mypackage/myextmod.pyd'])],
>
> but it installs the pyd file to C:\Python23\mypackage\myextmod.pyd,
> this is not what I want.
>
> And I don't want to specify the path in data_file to the absolution
> path 'C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\mypackage', for portability, of
> course.
>
> Any hints?
>
Actually you probably want to look at describing the .pyd as an
Extension. Then you can even give distutils the instructions to build
it, and as a side effect you can install it to the right location
This may not be what you want though

David