[IPython-dev] Adding setupttols to iptyhon's setup.py

Andrew Straw strawman@astraw....
Wed Dec 12 11:25:45 CST 2007


Ville M. Vainio wrote:
> On Dec 12, 2007 4:11 PM, Gael Varoquaux <gael.varoquaux@normalesup.org> wrote:
>
>   
>> I would like to add these lines to the setup.py:
>>
>> """
>> try:
>>     from setuptools import setup, find_packages
>> except ImportError:
>>     pass
>> """
>>
>> I cannot see waht harm this can do, and I can see the benefit: I install
>> an svn checkout of ipython with:
>>
>> """
>> sudo python setup.py develop --prefix /usr/local
>> """
>>
>> and then maintain this check out by doing "svn up", and this even in
>> windows.
>>
>> What do you think?
>>     
>
> This has been discussed extensively in the past, with a halfway
> consensus that we should not do it.
>
> However, there is no harm in your snippet iff you check that 'develop'
> is in sys.argv. We should still try using normal distutils for normal
> situations.
>
>   
And don't forget you can always do:

python -c "import setuptools; execfile('setup.py')" develop --prefix 
/usr/local


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