setuptools without unexpected downloads
fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Sep 27 17:44:53 CEST 2007
kyosohma 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.
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