[Numpy-discussion] [SciPy-dev] [matplotlib-devel] Announcing toydist, improving distribution and packaging situation

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Mon Dec 28 22:38:05 CST 2009

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 8:02 AM, Gael Varoquaux
<gael.varoquaux@normalesup.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 02:29:24PM -0500, Neal Becker wrote:
>> Perhaps this could be useful:
>> http://checkinstall.izto.org/
> Yes, checkinstall is really cool. However, I tend to prefer things with
> no magic that I don't have to sandbox to know what they are doing.

I am still not sure the design is entirely right, but the install
command in toymaker just reads a build manifest, which is a file
containing all the files necessary for install. It is explicit, and
list every file to be installed. By design, it cannot install anything
outside this manifest.

That's also how eggs are built (and soon win installers and mac os x pkg).



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