[Tutor] How do you install EGG files (was: storm anyone?
carroll at tjc.com
Thu Jul 12 02:47:49 CEST 2007
On Wed, 11 Jul 2007, shawn bright wrote:
> Hey there all,
> i got the news that storm was released as open source. Storm is a db orm for
> i have a downloaded package and i would like to play with it, but it does
> not come with any install instructions.
> i found the package here https://storm.canonical.com/FrontPage
> there is a makefile in the top level folder, so should i use gcc and try to
> 'make' 'make install' or is that not necessarily the way to go here?
Yeah, the docs at https://storm.canonical.com/Install leave a little bit
to be desired.
I see it comes in an EGG format, which is just a ZIP file. What will (I
think) work is to open the EGG file with your favorite unzipper and unzip
into your site-packages directory (making sure to use the directory names
from the EGG file).
Just for the heck of it, I tried this out. Before the unzipping:
>>> import storm
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ImportError: No module named storm
Then I unzipped as described above:
>>> import storm
['Undef', 'UndefType', '__builtins__', '__doc__', '__file__', '__name__',
>>> print storm.__doc__
>>> print storm.__path__
So that seems to work.
But the larger question is, "What do I do with an EGG file?" I know
there's a more straightforward way of having Python process an EGG file,
just as Java processes a JAR file. I've just never had to learn it.
I'm retitling this thread in the hopes that someone who knows will assist;
then I'll learn something, too.
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