[PyQt] Install script for Python applications

Darren Dale dsdale24 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 12:37:01 GMT 2009

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 6:11 AM, Lukas Hetzenecker <LuHe at gmx.at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've developed a application using Python and PyQt4.
> What is the best way to make a install.py / setup.py / Makefile for installing
> this application?
> It should check if all depencies are found (this should be really simple: try:
> import xxx except ImportError: print ""; sys.exit(2) )
> It should compile and copy all *.py/pyc files to
> python -c "from distutils.sysconfig import get_python_lib; print
> get_python_lib()"
> There are also some files that should be in /usr/share/<appname>
> A small wrapper script, that is written to /usr/local/bin would also be nice.
> Is this possible with distutils?

I'd advise using distutils. It supports everything you describe, with
the exception of dependency checking, which you would have to code


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