[reportlab-users] Anyone understand distutils

Robin Becker reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Tue, 15 Oct 2002 17:00:31 +0100

In article <LKENLBBMDHMKBECHIAIACEJLCMAA.andy@reportlab.com>, Andy
Robinson <andy@reportlab.com> writes
>Question 3.  If you make a soure distribution then
>the 'install' command happens when you install. If
>you make a Windows one, it happens when you build, not
>when you install.  This latter one is a pain, but in
>recent versions of bdist_wininst Thomas Heller has
>fixed it.  Has anyone tried the RPM packager, and what
>does that do?
>The focus of (3) is tht I am looking for (or trying
>to fake) a universal "I am being installed now"
>hook to execute some code.  I was stunned to discover
>that distutils doesn't have this.
I looked in the sources and wininst is the only one to have such.
Robin Becker