Setuptools - help!

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 01:17:26 CEST 2009


On 2009-08-06 18:04, Peter Chant wrote:
> Chaps,
>
> any ideas, I'm floundering - I don't quite get it.  I have the following
> files, setup.py and main.py in a directory pphoto:
>
> # more setup.py
> from setuptools import setup, find_packages
> setup(
>      name = "Pphoto",
>      version = "0.1",
>      packages = find_packages(),
>
>      # other arguments here...
>      entry_points = {'console_scripts': ['foo = pphoto.main:HelloWorld',]}
>
>
> )
>
> bash-3.1# more main.py
>
>
> def HelloWorld():
>      print "Hello World!"
>
> print "Odd world"
>
>
>> From various websites that should produce a script foo that runs HelloWorld.
> It does produce a script that simply crashes.
>
> bash-3.1# foo
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "/usr/bin/foo", line 8, in<module>
>      load_entry_point('Pphoto==0.1', 'console_scripts', 'foo')()
>    File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/pkg_resources.py", line 277, in
> load_entry_point
>    File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/pkg_resources.py", line 2098, in
> load_entry_point
>    File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/pkg_resources.py", line 1831, in load
> ImportError: No module named pphoto.main
> bash-3.1#
>
>
> Note, doing this as root as it seems not to do anything usefull at all if I
> run python setup develop as a user.
>
> Any ideas?  I must be missing something fundamental?

You need to put main.py into the pphoto package.

$ mkdir pphoto/
$ mv main.py pphoto/
$ touch pphoto/__init__.py

-- 
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."
   -- Umberto Eco




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