[Tutor] Setup.py in program install
isrgish at fastem.com
Sun May 16 11:50:49 EDT 2004
Now I know that it needs to be run with a command of "install". That was where I was unClear. I hAd try running it without anything. Thanks3
All the best,
>From: "Danny Yoo"<dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu>
>Sent: 5/16/04 4:56:03 AM
>To: "Isr Gish"<isrgish at fastem.com>
>Cc: "tutor at python.org"<tutor at python.org>
>Subject: Re: [Tutor] Setup.py in program install
>On Sun, 16 May 2004, Isr Gish wrote:
>> I find some programs that have a setup.py in them. But wasn't able to
>> figure out how and if it's to be used. If someone can explain it, or
>> point me to where I can find an explanation, I would appreciate it.
>Here you go:
>'setup.py' is a hook into the distutils third-party module installer;
>Python provides a nice way to install third-party modules. The 'setup.py'
>defines a bunch of metadata (author, web site, version, etc...) as well as
>the relevant files that need to be copied to make the module work.
>Here is an example of a setup.py file (actually taken from the Distutils
>setup (name = "Distutils",
> version = "1.1",
> description = "Python Distribution Utilities",
> author = "Greg Ward",
> author_email = "gward at python.net",
> maintainer = "A.M. Kuchling",
> maintainer_email = 'amk at amk.ca',
> url = "http://www.python.org/sigs/distutils-sig/",
> license = "Python",
> long_description = """\
>A collection of modules to aid in the distribution and installation of
>Python modules, extensions, and (ultimately) applications. A standard
>part of Python 2.x, but also distributed separately for use with
> # This implies all pure Python modules in ./distutils/ and
> # ./distutils/command/
> packages = ['distutils', 'distutils.command'],
>So a 'setup.py' defines a lot of metadata, but it also defines what
>directory packages should be copied over to 'site-packages' for proper
>In the example above, when we run the 'setup.py' as a stand-alone program,
> $ python setup.py install
>Distutils will read the definitions, and copy over the 'distutils' and
>'distutils.command' directories over.
>As I remember, we talked about this earlier in private email; you're
>running WinCE, right? I'm not so sure what the status of WinCE and the
>Distutils is. You may want to check with:
>and see what the status is with WinCE and the Distutils.
>Good luck to you!
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