docx/lxml

Cyrille Leroux cyrille.leroux at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 17:01:48 CEST 2012


On Tuesday, July 31, 2012 4:00:25 PM UTC+2, Pedro Kroger wrote:
> On Jul 31, 2012, at 10:36 AM, Cyrille Leroux wrote:
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> > - Do you know any *easy to use*, *easy to deploy* package to generate ".doc like" documents ?
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> > - Do you have any suggestion to do it differently (maybe with native packages ?)
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> > - As a python newby, I don't understand why you have to go through the pain of installing packages since they should be able to work with just the __init__.py files ? 
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> > Regards,
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> > Cyrille
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> Hi,
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> May I suggest you use pip and, possibly, virtualenv?
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> pip makes it easy to install Python packages while virtualenv creates an isolated Python environment
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> For instance, I just installed docx and its dependencies with:
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> pip install docx lxml datutils PIL
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> And I did that inside a testing virtualenv, so I wouldn't mess up my Python setup.
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> pip and virtualenv make it really easy and painless to install Python packages.
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> Cheers,
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> Pedro
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Thank you for your quick reply Pedro.

I'm giving pip a try :


1/ Linux (debian lenny)
- (as root) sh setuptools-0.6c11-py2.7.egg (ok)
- (as root) cd pip-1.1 ; python setup.py install (ok)
- pip : ImportError : No module named pkg_resources
- damn, I guess it's going to be a pain, again
- ... then I remember that anyway, I cannot access internet from my session
- end of story for linux


2/ Back on Windows (7)

- setuptools-0.6c11.win32-py2.7.exe (ok)
- (cmd) easy_install.exe pip : AttributeError : 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'clone'

Well, I think I'm starting to feel less and less enthusiastic about python... I didn't suspect it would be so difficult to write a basic doc file :)



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