Python packaging usabilty (distutils) - automatic downloading required packages
stefan_ml at behnel.de
Sat Feb 25 10:29:45 EST 2012
XLiIV, 25.02.2012 15:47:
> There is many packaging solutions for python.
> I was confused about that but it's nothing. I had to pick one of them.
> I picked distutils because it's part of standard python since 3.3, am
> i right?
Distutils has been part of Python's stdlib for ages.
> My goal is to write setup.py with this feature: 'download required
> package if not installed already, like sqlalchemy'.
> How can I achieve that with DISTUTILS?
> I found out that is not possible, seriously? I can't believe that.
> It's basic function, I think.
> Do I really switch to setuptools?
No, use "distribute" instead.
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