Hi Jim. Many thanks. I created a list of paths to return and am just extending the list for each call to zc.buildout.easy_install.scripts which is fine. I was just curious since there is no uninstall in this case so thought I would ask.


Jim Fulton wrote:

On Apr 6, 2008, at 2:10 PM, David Pratt wrote:
Hi. I have created a recipe where I am attempting to install multiple scripts to bin as part of an install method. As a result I have a few calls to zc.buildout.easy_install.scripts but am returning nothing from the install method.

The recipe emits a warning indicating 'A path or iterable os paths should be returned'. In fact I cannot return a list indicating it needs a string. Is it necessary to return anything from the install method?

Yes.  You must return an string or an iterable of strings.


Because that's the API.  :)

Returning None is almost always a bug. If you really want to say you didn't install anything, return ().

If you are installing scripts, then you should return their paths so they get uninstalled if your part is uninstalled.


Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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