Where to put data
edriscoll at wisc.edu
Wed Jan 25 13:48:47 EST 2012
I would just like to make a strong plea that you make it possible to
install in places other than /usr. Bascially, 'python setup.py install
--prefix /some/alternative/place' should work.
On 01/25/2012 11:26 AM, bvdp wrote:
> I'm having a disagreement with a buddy on the packaging of a program we're doing in Python. It's got a number of modules and large number of library files. The library stuff is data, not code.
> I'd like to put the modules in /usr/lib/pythonX.Y/mymodules or wherever setup.py decides. And the data in /usr/share/lib/myprogram.
> My buddy says, that it'll be hard to be consistant in the /usr/share/.. when we consider platforms other than linux. So, he wants:
> mymodules ...
> mydata ....
> I've got 2 issues with this:
> 1. I don't know if putting data in the python tree is "legit".
> 2. I'd have to do a lot of rewritting. My modules currently use:
> include mymodules.foobar
> and I would need to change that to:
> include myprogram.mymodules.foobar
> unless there is python way to drop the "myprogram" bit?
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