Tutorial on setuptools

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Tue Oct 24 15:03:23 CEST 2006

"Thomas W" <thomas.weholt at gmail.com> writes:

> I'm might just be dumb, but I cannot get the hang of usting
> setuptools based on the docs at
> http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptools.

Yes, the documentation there is long on verbiage and short on
realistic examples. It is also hard to navigate, being one big page of
mostly-unfamilar concepts.

I suppose it doesn't help that I was never familiar with 'distutils'
before being convinced (in theory) that 'setuptools' was
better. setuptools leverages the existing distutils system and
knowledge -- but conversely, it seems to *depend* on that knowledge.

> Is there a simple example available showing how to pack a few
> modules, a few scripts, some resources files ( images ) and list a
> few dependencies ?

I'm also interested in this.

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