[Python-Dev] how GNU stow is complementary rather than alternative to distutils
giuott at gmail.com
Mon May 11 14:26:49 CEST 2009
Talking of stow, I take advantage of this thread to do some shameless
Recently I uploaded to PyPI a software of mine, BPT , which does
the same symlinking trick of stow, but it is written in Python (and
with a simple api) and, more importantly, it allows with another trick
the relocation of the installation directory (it creates a semi-
isolated environment, similar to virtualenv).
I find it very convenient when I have to switch between several
versions of the same packages (for example during development), or I
have to deploy on the same machine software that needs different
versions of the dependencies.
I am planning to write an integration layer with buildout and
easy_install. It should be very easy, since BPT can handle directly
tarballs (and directories, in trunk) which contain a setup.py.
P.S. I was not aware of stow, I'll add it to the references and see if
there are any features that I can steal
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