Using Python packaging tools to maintain source distributions in other languages?

eric.lemings at eric.lemings at
Tue Jul 24 23:25:35 CEST 2012

On Monday, July 23, 2012 11:59:10 PM UTC-6, Rusi wrote:
> On Jul 23, 11:16 pm, eric.lemi... at wrote:
> > Greetings all,
> >
> > I would like to leverage the Python packaging tools (e.g. distutils, setuptools, distribute, et. al.) to maintain (i.e. download, extract, configure, make, install, package) source distributions other than Python modules (e.g. zlib, openssl).
> >
> > Are there any open-source packages/tools that already do this?  Any documentation in print or on the web that outlines a basic plan for doing such?
> >
> > Any and all help greatly appreciated.
> Ive heard good things about scons

I've heard about SCons but don't know much about it.  From what little I've read, it's only a make tool replacement.  I'm looking for more "end-to-end" maintenance tools similar to -- perhaps built upon -- disutils, setuptools, and company.

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