packaging a python application

anand jeyahar anand.ibmgsi at
Mon Aug 29 00:01:29 EDT 2011

Hi all,
    This is interesting. Do we have the distribute/setuptools equivalent of
postinstall (with ncurses interface) from Debian? My limited foray into
setuptools, indicate it doesn't have .
Is it a planned feature either? i would like to contribute in that case.

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On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 06:22, suresh <suresh.amritapuri at> wrote:

> Hi
> I created a python application which consists of multiple python files and
> a configuration file. I am not sure, how can I distribute it.
> I read distutils2 documentation and a few blogs on python packaging. But I
> still have the following questions.
> 1. My package has a configuration file which has to be edited by the user.
> How do we achieve that?
> 2. Should the user directly edit the configuration file, or there would be
> an interface for doing it...?(I remember my sendmail installations in
> Debian/Ubuntu. It would ask a bunch of questions and the cfg file would be
> ready)
> I am just confused how to go about...
> thanks
> suresh
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