[Twisted-Python] Zip Death?

Bob Ippolito bob at mastersofbranding.com
Mon Sep 30 12:46:26 EDT 2002

Nullsoft's NSIS is a nice open source scriptable installer system for 
windows that let's you do just about anything.. maybe think about 
making a distutils module for that instead?


On Monday, September 30, 2002, at 11:40 AM, Bruce Mitchener wrote:

> 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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