Installing lots of packages

Discussion in 'Python' started by Greg Fortune, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Greg Fortune

    Greg Fortune Guest

    I've got a whole bunch of package dependencies in the programs I develop.
    Mainly, they are generic libraries/utilities I've written that are needed
    by most of the programs I write. The biggest problem I've had with
    python's packaging system is that I end up needing to install every library
    package on each machine I install my programs on. It's even worse when I
    go through an upgrade...

    Is there any way to create something like a "meta-package"? ie, can bundle
    a whole bunch of packages together under a single installer? I'm working
    on both Windows and Mac so the tools need to support both platforms. Does
    anything exist for this purpose?

    Thanks,

    Greg Fortune
    Fortune Solutions
    Greg Fortune, Jul 22, 2003
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  2. Greg Fortune

    Greg Fortune Guest

    ack, sorry about that. Knode lied to me when it said the message didn't go
    through ;o)

    Greg


    Greg Fortune wrote:

    > I've got a whole bunch of package dependencies in the programs I develop.
    > Mainly, they are generic libraries/utilities I've written that are needed
    > by most of the programs I write. The biggest problem I've had with
    > python's packaging system is that I end up needing to install every
    > library
    > package on each machine I install my programs on. It's even worse when I
    > go through an upgrade...
    >
    > Is there any way to create something like a "meta-package"? ie, can
    > bundle
    > a whole bunch of packages together under a single installer? I'm working
    > on both Windows and Mac so the tools need to support both platforms. Does
    > anything exist for this purpose?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Greg Fortune
    > Fortune Solutions
    Greg Fortune, Jul 22, 2003
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