[Tutor] Re: How to "install" new package?

Branimir Petrovic BranimirP at cpas.com
Sat Nov 15 21:13:57 EST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Tremblay [mailto:phthenry at earthlink.net]
> Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 6:42 PM
> To: tutor at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Tutor] Re: How to "install" new package?
> Since you wrote me off this mailing list and indicated that 
> you install
> other packages with no problem, it would seem that the problem is not
> with your python installation, but with the individual package.

To install that particular package I had to change working
directory to the temp folder where package setup.py was
located, and after that - everything went just fine. Since
I lack Python know-how I can not say if this is normal (the
way it normally is with other packages as well) or not. This 
is how full setup.py I ran looks like:

"""Distutils script for cx_PyGenLib.

To install:
    python setup.py install


from distutils.core import setup


        name = "cx_PyGenLib",
        version = "2.2",
        description = "Set of general Python modules",
        licence = "See LICENSE.txt",
        long_description = "Set of general Python modules used by a " + \
                "number of Computronix projects (cx_Freeze, " + \
                "cx_OracleTools, cx_OracleDBATools)",
        author = "Anthony Tuininga",
        author_email = "anthony at computronix.com",
        url = "http://www.computronix.com/utilities.shtml",
        py_modules = MODULES)

By the looks of it - I'd say that real culprit (reason for
forcing change of working directory) is hiding somewhere
in distutils.core.setup (but beeing Python newbe - what do 
I know, may be its not?)...


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