setuptools without unexpected downloads

kyosohma at gmail.com kyosohma at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 15:11:24 CEST 2007


On Sep 27, 10:44 am, Fredrik Lundh <fred... at pythonware.com> wrote:
> kyoso... at gmail.com wrote:
> > What would it entail to do this? Using py2exe + some installer (like
> > Inno Setup) to create an installer that basically copies/installs the
> > files into the site-packages folder or wherever the user chooses?
>
> if the setup.py file is properly built, "python setup.py bdist_wininst"
> builds an installer that does exactly that.
>
> ideally, someone doing this would:
>
> 1) build EXE installers and EGG:s for a reasonable number of Python
> versions (e.g. 2.3 and newer) for selected releases.  if possible, using
> the same compilers as used for the python.org core distribution.
>
> 2) test the installers in some way (at least some kind of "sanity
> checking" is necessary; i.e. installing the kit and checking that the
> core modules can at least be imported).
>
> 3) if necessary, work with upstream providers to fix/improve setup.py
> and test code.
>
> </F>

Mr. Lundh,

Holden indicates that VS2003 is the current compiler used for the
official Python distribution. Do you know how to use that program to
compile an exe? I'm assuming the line "python setup.py bdist_wininst"
isn't sufficient since it was an answer to my somewhat naive question.

Thanks,

Mike




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