> 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 

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.
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