#1 install command line tools via setup.py


Setup.py should be augmented to install some/all of the
tools into the appropriate install directory when
'python setup.py install' is invoked.

The tools are very useful as is and this would make
them even more accessible.

One issue: some of the tools should either be renamed
or not installed. For example, 'html.py' should be
renamed such that it is associated more strongly with
docutils when installed into a relatively cluttered
spot such as /usr/local/bin/

Thanks -- awesome tool -- I have started using docutils
for everything, including non-python things (and will
likely have a bunch of bug reports, feature requests
and patches related to non-Python support).


  • David Goodger

    David Goodger - 2002-12-17
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  • Martin Blais

    Martin Blais - 2003-02-18

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    let me second that request. that's the first thing i did
    after installing: copying html.py and buildhtml.py to
    docutils_html and docutils_buildhtml.

  • Jim Jewett

    Jim Jewett - 2004-03-17

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    Also please make the install consistent between tools.

    After installing, I found a new scripts directory under python
    with one file, rst2html.py. I wrongly assumed this would work
    for a ReST-format PEP.

    It was only after discovering that even PEP 12 fails that I
    thought to look for another (not-installed) script.

    Normally, I would have assumed that I could delete the original
    .zip and temporary unpack directory after a successful install.

    Placing them all in scripts\docutils would have been fine. (If
    there were other uninstalled components, such as
    documentation, ... I wasn't burned yet, and so don't have a
    suggestion yet.)

  • David Goodger

    David Goodger - 2005-11-16

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    this was done a while ago; closing request

  • David Goodger

    David Goodger - 2005-11-16
    • status: open --> closed-accepted

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