kent37 at tds.net
Wed Aug 10 22:23:24 CEST 2005
I should add that distutils gives you some help on the packaging end of things, too - not just for installing. And py2exe is an addon to distutils.
Kent Johnson wrote:
> Jeff Peery wrote:
>>Hello, I was wondering what is the difference between the distutils core
>>and py2exe... they look the same to me? thanks.
> distutils.core basically installs the .py files needed by an application or library. It can also build extension modules, but it doesn't try to install Python or other libraries you may depend on. It is cross-platform and intended for installation on a system that already has Python and any needed libs.
> py2exe bundles up everything needed to run an app, including Python and any referenced libraries. It creates a package that can run on a system without Python installed. Also py2exe is for Windows executables only.
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