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how to bootstrap setuptools


setuptools is a Python module that helps to compile, distribute and install Python packages by wrapping them into "egg"s. Eggs contain additional information to process dependencies, etc. Trac plugins can be packaged as eggs since 0.9. Starting with 0.11 Trac itself can also be packaged using setuptools.

Installed setuptools version can be checked with the following commands (should work for other Python packages too):

$ python
Python 2.3.5
>>> import setuptools
>>> setuptools.__version__ 

Setuptools can be installed using bootstrap script from PEAK:

wget http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py
python ez_setup.py
rm ez_setup.py

setuptools include "easy_install" script for convenient installation of packages found on Python Package Index including Trac with all necessary dependencies.

$ python -m easy_install Trac

See also: TracDev/Proposals/Setuptools, sandbox/setuptools

Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.