On 8/17/07, Martijn Faassen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > If an egg is the only way to install dependencies, then I would say > > that buildout needs more work. From what I understand it would be > > extremely hard to eggify pywin32. > > It's not the only way, but it's definitely the preferred way. A > click-through windows installer is definitely *not* the preferred way.
My guess is that you don't have much of a clue about how distutils work, more below. :) > Is there way to install pywin32 by grabbing some .dlls online and them > in the right place? (wherever that would be, I guess we'd have a > custom part). We can write a recipe that does that. PyWin32 does use distutils, but it has a ton custom code. I haven't tried to build an egg, but my guess is that it might work out-of-the-box actually. As for the result of distutils 'bdist_wininst' which is what PyWin32 and many other things out there that provide a installer for Windows use, it is basically a ZIP file with a executable header, just like those self-extracting files created by WinZip and similar apps. So you can unzip the PyWin32 installer and copy the binary files and .py files to the right locations, then it should Just Work (TM). > Why is it extremely hard to eggify pywin32? I guess it doesn't use > distutils? If it's such a useful if not essential requirement on > windows, why doesn't it work with the python installation > infrastructure? The python installation infrastructure is still distutils, not eggs. PyWin32 creates entries in the Start Menu for the documentation and PythonWin for example. I don't think that would work with eggs. But in the case of just getting the binaries in place, then an egg might actually be feasible. -- Sidnei da Silva Enfold Systems http://enfoldsystems.com Fax +1 832 201 8856 Office +1 713 942 2377 Ext 214 _______________________________________________ Zope3-dev mailing list Zope3firstname.lastname@example.org Unsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com