> On 2018 Apr 11, at 06:55, Jorge Maldonado Ventura <jorgesu...@freakspot.net> > wrote: > > I need to execute a command automatically when running `pip install` to solve > https://notabug.org/jorgesumle/boot-em-all/issues/1 > > I need to do that to compile the translation files. I found that overriding > the `setuptools.command.install` makes it work with `python3 setup.py > install`, but I want it to work with pip as well. Any advice or think I > overlooked? Is there a clean or recommended way to do this? > > The whole code is free software, so you can check my `setup.py` file. The > repository can be cloned executing `git clone > https://notabug.org/jorgesumle/boot-em-all`.
This can't be done. `pip install` installs from wheel (.whl) files, and that installation process currently (and, I believe, by design) has no provision for running arbitrary code. You have two options: 1. Extend the `setup.py bdist_wheel` command to compile & bundle the translation files as part of building the wheel. I personally don't know how to do this, but I believe the process is somewhat similar to extending the `setup.py install` command. Note that if the compiled translation files are architecture-dependent, you'll also need to add the appropriate tags to the wheel. 2. Give your library a `boot_em_all_compile_translations` command for compiling the translation files, which the user must then run manually after installation. _______________________________________________ Distutils-SIG maillist - Distutils-SIG@python.org https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/distutils-sig