distutils and building an distribution that includes other packages

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Wed May 20 00:16:29 EDT 2009

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Paul Hemans <darwin at nowhere.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to Python, and after a lot of sweat and tears, I have my first app.
> Now I need to deploy it to end-users. The application includes the use of
> lxml and sqlAlchemy so I need those to install automatically as part of the
> installation process. I really don't want the users having to download
> various modules and install them. Is this facility (to download and install
> other packages seamlessly) part of distutils? If so, I have been looking
> around for a simple tutorial on the topic but haven't found anything yet.
> Can anyone point me to some information?

Since I'm guessing your platform is Windows, you'll probably be
interested in py2exe - http://www.py2exe.org/


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