I'm very new to py2exe although I have been using Gordon McMillan's Installer
I have a Python/Tkinter/Pmw application which has been verified under
Unix and I want to port to Windows using py2exe.
(Users in Windows may not have Python installed such that the application
must be "self-sufficient")
The application is nothing special except it uses a package which
a user of the program is maintaining. At a startup, the program checks
the package directory and recognizes the modules in the package.
./a_pkg/__init__.py (empty file)
/foo.py (user's file)
/bar.py (user's file)
/zot.py (user's file)
A module in the package is imported using exec
exec ('a_pkg.%s' % module_name)
To enumerate the modules, I used path=a_pkg.__path__ then os.listdir(path).
I want to create an executable of the program excluding the a_pkg
and below. The program tries to import a_pkg/foo.py, for example,
from a user directory not from a zipped file.
First I thought I could use "--exclude" option people mentioned
in the Internet. But it only excludes .pyd, .dll files.
When I run the generated executable, it try to search the directory
inside the libary.zip file (which is impossible).
How can I exclude the package from the "frozen" dist.
There is one more question.
Assuming I could achieve the above, I still have another problem.
"import" only looks for certain directory locations.
Because of that, my program won't work unless the program find
"a_pkg" directory. But how can I set the Python search path if
there is no Python installation to begin with.
Any suggestions, comments are greatly appreciated.
And, thank you for providing such wonderful software to Python
community (otherwise, Windows is a useless platform to me).