distutils - Is is possible to install without the .py extensions

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Sat Mar 8 05:51:52 CET 2008

Jari Aalto wrote:
> * Fri 2008-03-07 Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> gmane.comp.python.general
> * Message-Id: fqsf3a$4lv$1 at ger.gmane.org
>> Jari Aalto wrote:
>>>     #!/usr/bin/python
>>>     from distutils.core import setup
>>>     import glob
>>>     setup(name='program',
> ...
>>>           scripts = ['program,py'],
>>>       )
>>> that the the result is:
>>>     /usr/bin/program
>>> instead of:
>>>     /usr/bin/program.py
>> The easiest and best way is to just rename the file in your source tree to 
>> "program" and be done with it.
> Is there any other way? This is the source package that I would like
> to keep intact and just patch the setup.py

Not really, no. Why is it so important to only patch the setup.py file and not 
any others?

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
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