setuptools setup.py and "extras"
chadrik at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 10:19:34 CEST 2009
in addition to resolving install dependencies, setuptools supports
"extras" with their own dependencies. these can be installed using
easy_install, like so:
$ easy_install mypackage[extraFeature]
what is the best way to cause an extra's dependencies to be installed
when using the `python setup.py` form?
i discovered that you can use easy_install via setup.py and point it
at the current directory:
$ python setup.py easy_install . #<--- the period points easy_install
at our current dir
however, this does not install the extra features. trying the next
logical step doesn't work:
$ python setup.py easy_install .[extraFeature]
so far the best that i've found is :
$ cd /path/to/mypackage
$ cd ..
$ python mypackage/setup.py easy_install mypackage[extraFeature]
is there a simpler way?
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