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Re: [Gnumed-devel] first crack at distutils

From: Sebastian Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] first crack at distutils
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 11:35:51 +0100
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I guess I need to take another look at distutils.

On Saturday 21 February 2004 08:22, David Grant wrote:
> I've added a and file which uses distutils to do
> two things (which are built-in distutils behaviour):
> 1. Create a tarball for distribution (this is for developers to make
> releases)
> 2. Install gnumed into a users system, by specifying a prefix like /usr
> and a root like / or /builds/test/gnumed/image (end users and/or packagers)
> Run:
> python sdist
> to create the tarball in a directory called dist by default
> You can go into ./dist and try it out:
> tar zxvf Gnumed-0.1.tar.gz
> python install --prefix /usr --root ./image
> There are some other things distutils can do, like create a windows
> executable installer, or create an RPM automatically.  More to come.
> Hack away.
> David

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