[Twisted-Python] Re: First impressions of Windows downlod

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Mon Oct 14 05:33:20 EDT 2002

"Andy Robinson" <andy at reportlab.com> wrote in message news:LKENLBBMDHMKBECHIAIAIEHOCMAA.andy at reportlab.com...
> > FWIW I don't think it's possible to do run any post-installation
> > code on win32 with distutils.  I haven't looked in depth for a while,
> > but I  haven't heard news of this being fixed, either.
> Weird!  I didn't believe this so I subclasses and plugged in
> a new install command which wrote some trace stuff to disk.
> You're right; it executes at the time of bdist_wininst, not
> when installing.
> I also downloaded and looked through py2exe, which he has
> continued to extend separately.  He says it can now install
> Windows services, which is VERY relevant to you and us;
> and this implies he at least knows how to do post-install
> stuff.  BTW I think you're going to need a generic way to make
> any tap file into a service (which is really just a way
> of starting it when the system starts).  So, I am
> sure it's fixable, but will need upgrades/patches to
> distutils.
> I've emailed Thomas to ask where this stands and if we
> can help..

I didn't see this message (which is surely my own fault,
because I was struggling the last few days or so trying out
different email and news clients).

Indeed I could use some help here. The CVS version seems to
be functional, but I'm not sure if I like the implementation.
I can post a description of how it works here later.


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