[Twisted-Python] Zip Death?

Bruce Mitchener bruce at cubik.org
Mon Sep 30 11:40:17 EDT 2002

Glyph Lefkowitz wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Sep 2002 11:12:01 -0400, Eron Lloyd <elloyd at lancaster.lib.pa.us> wrote:
>>Is there anything in distutils that could aid in this?
> I believe that 'python setup.py bdist_wininst' will create a win32 installer,
> but it will only do so on Windows.  It also has some limitations (there's no
> facility for putting anything into your Start menu, for example) but it does at
> least get all the files in the right place.
> The trouble is that it requires MSVC++, and so has to run actually on a windows
> box, and can't be automated on our unix release server.

I've run this for a release or two in the past.  It is pretty easy and 
painless when no one breaks it and only takes a few minutes.

  - Bruce

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