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setup.py, data_files and i18n

BRAGA, Bruno
Hi,

I am working on a project written in Python, and I would like to use i18n functionality, but I am having some issues with it, more specifically regarding the .mo files location, and I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction.

(1) i18n mo files location

Basically, I already know how to translate contents with gettext, but I got stuck with the fact that it, by default, looks at /usr/share/locale/{language} (in Linux), but the setup.py install data_files into /usr/local/share/... unless I forcibly use absolute paths toward the location where the files should be.

(2) install_data.data_files

Also, I am having a problem to install the data_files, because the install_data command is never called. I made it work before, but I don't understand what I am missing that worked before and not now.

Here is the setup.py script:

And this is the i18n module I am using as base for localizing all text in the application:

Here is the output of a clean install:

bruno@development3;~$  sudo python setup.py install --record /tmp/termsaver.install.record.txt
[sudo] password for bruno: 
running install
running build
running build_py
creating build
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib
copying termsaverlib/constants.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib
copying termsaverlib/i18n.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib
copying termsaverlib/common.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib
copying termsaverlib/exception.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib
copying termsaverlib/__init__.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/programmer.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/rssfeed.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/rfc.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/urlfetcher.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/jokes4all.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/dot.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/__init__.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/asciiartfarts.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/quotes4all.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/randtxt.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying termsaverlib/screen/base/rssfeed.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying termsaverlib/screen/base/urlfetcher.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying termsaverlib/screen/base/filereader.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying termsaverlib/screen/base/__init__.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying termsaverlib/screen/helper/position.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying termsaverlib/screen/helper/urlfetcher.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying termsaverlib/screen/helper/typing.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying termsaverlib/screen/helper/xmlreader.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying termsaverlib/screen/helper/__init__.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper
running build_scripts
creating build/scripts-2.7
copying and adjusting termsaver -> build/scripts-2.7
changing mode of build/scripts-2.7/termsaver from 644 to 755
running build_trans
Compiling locale/ja.po
Compiling locale/en.po
running install_lib
creating /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/constants.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib
creating /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/programmer.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/rssfeed.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/rfc.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/urlfetcher.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/jokes4all.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/dot.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
creating /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base/rssfeed.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base/urlfetcher.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base/filereader.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base/__init__.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/__init__.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/asciiartfarts.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
creating /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper/position.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper/urlfetcher.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper/typing.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper/xmlreader.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper/__init__.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/quotes4all.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/randtxt.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/i18n.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/common.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/exception.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/__init__.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/constants.py to constants.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/programmer.py to programmer.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/rssfeed.py to rssfeed.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/rfc.py to rfc.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/urlfetcher.py to urlfetcher.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/jokes4all.py to jokes4all.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/dot.py to dot.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base/rssfeed.py to rssfeed.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base/urlfetcher.py to urlfetcher.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base/filereader.py to filereader.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base/__init__.py to __init__.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/__init__.py to __init__.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/asciiartfarts.py to asciiartfarts.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper/position.py to position.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper/urlfetcher.py to urlfetcher.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper/typing.py to typing.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper/xmlreader.py to xmlreader.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper/__init__.py to __init__.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/quotes4all.py to quotes4all.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/randtxt.py to randtxt.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/i18n.py to i18n.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/common.py to common.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/exception.py to exception.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/__init__.py to __init__.pyc
running install_scripts
copying build/scripts-2.7/termsaver -> /usr/local/bin
changing mode of /usr/local/bin/termsaver to 755
running install_egg_info
Writing /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaver-0.1_beta.egg-info
writing list of installed files to '/tmp/termsaver.install.record.txt'
Thank you for trying termsaver.
bruno@development3;~$ 


Any help is much appreciated. I found very hard to do anything with distutils unless I open the source and see by myself what it can do or not... I was hoping there is a better way.

Thank you in advance,

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Braga, Bruno
www.brunobraga.net
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Re: setup.py, data_files and i18n

BRAGA, Bruno
Hei Erik,

Thanks… That does the trick!

But there is still an issue regarding where the files will be installed.

On Ubuntu, it goes to:
/usr/local/share/locale
and this does not work because gettext looks at: /usr/share/locale

On mac (lion), however, it works. The installed failed go to:
/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/share/locale/
And gettext looks at: /opt/local/share/locale
Even though, python seems to pick up the l10n right.
The same does not happen in Linux, unless I force the setup.py to install in /usr path… 

How can I tell python to look for that directory in particular instead of the default? My concern here is that I should not hard-code this path in the gettext.translation() method, which would then not work for other people with non-standard locations, or on mac, or on Windows…

I read about setting up m4 alike strings in python code that would be replaced by distutils upon compilation, but I could not find any reference for that, neither if that is a solution for my problem.

Thanks for your help.

On Tuesday, 6 March 2012 at 5:35 AM, Erik Bray wrote:

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:02 PM, BRAGA, Bruno <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi,

I am working on a project written in Python, and I would like to use i18n
functionality, but I am having some issues with it, more specifically
regarding the .mo files location, and I was hoping someone here could point
me in the right direction.

(1) i18n mo files location

Basically, I already know how to translate contents with gettext, but I got
stuck with the fact that it, by default, looks at
/usr/share/locale/{language} (in Linux), but the setup.py install data_files
into /usr/local/share/... unless I forcibly use absolute paths toward the
location where the files should be.

(2) install_data.data_files

Also, I am having a problem to install the data_files, because the
install_data command is never called. I made it work before, but I don't
understand what I am missing that worked before and not now.

Here is the setup.py script:

And this is the i18n module I am using as base for localizing all text in
the application:

Here is the output of a clean install:

bruno@development3;~$  sudo python setup.py install --record
/tmp/termsaver.install.record.txt
[sudo] password for bruno:
running install
running build
running build_py
creating build
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib
copying termsaverlib/constants.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib
copying termsaverlib/i18n.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib
copying termsaverlib/common.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib
copying termsaverlib/exception.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib
copying termsaverlib/__init__.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/programmer.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/rssfeed.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/rfc.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/urlfetcher.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/jokes4all.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/dot.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/__init__.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/asciiartfarts.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/quotes4all.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
copying termsaverlib/screen/randtxt.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying termsaverlib/screen/base/rssfeed.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying termsaverlib/screen/base/urlfetcher.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying termsaverlib/screen/base/filereader.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying termsaverlib/screen/base/__init__.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying termsaverlib/screen/helper/position.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying termsaverlib/screen/helper/urlfetcher.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying termsaverlib/screen/helper/typing.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying termsaverlib/screen/helper/xmlreader.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying termsaverlib/screen/helper/__init__.py ->
build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper
running build_scripts
creating build/scripts-2.7
copying and adjusting termsaver -> build/scripts-2.7
changing mode of build/scripts-2.7/termsaver from 644 to 755
running build_trans
Compiling locale/ja.po
Compiling locale/en.po
running install_lib
creating /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/constants.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib
creating /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/programmer.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/rssfeed.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/rfc.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/urlfetcher.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/jokes4all.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/dot.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
creating /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base/rssfeed.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base/urlfetcher.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base/filereader.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/base/__init__.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/__init__.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/asciiartfarts.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
creating /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper/position.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper/urlfetcher.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper/typing.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper/xmlreader.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/helper/__init__.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/quotes4all.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/screen/randtxt.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/i18n.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/common.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/exception.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/termsaverlib/__init__.py ->
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/constants.py to
constants.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/programmer.py to
programmer.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/rssfeed.py to
rssfeed.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/rfc.py to rfc.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/urlfetcher.py to
urlfetcher.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/jokes4all.py to
jokes4all.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/dot.py to dot.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base/rssfeed.py
to rssfeed.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base/urlfetcher.py
to urlfetcher.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base/filereader.py
to filereader.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/base/__init__.py
to __init__.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/__init__.py to
__init__.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/asciiartfarts.py
to asciiartfarts.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper/position.py
to position.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper/urlfetcher.py
to urlfetcher.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper/typing.py
to typing.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper/xmlreader.py
to xmlreader.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/helper/__init__.py
to __init__.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/quotes4all.py to
quotes4all.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/screen/randtxt.py to
randtxt.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/i18n.py
to i18n.pyc
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/common.py
to common.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/exception.py to
exception.pyc
byte-compiling
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaverlib/__init__.py to
__init__.pyc
running install_scripts
copying build/scripts-2.7/termsaver -> /usr/local/bin
changing mode of /usr/local/bin/termsaver to 755
running install_egg_info
Writing /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/termsaver-0.1_beta.egg-info
writing list of installed files to '/tmp/termsaver.install.record.txt'
Thank you for trying termsaver.
bruno@development3;~$


Any help is much appreciated. I found very hard to do anything with
distutils unless I open the source and see by myself what it can do or
not... I was hoping there is a better way.

Thank you in advance,

Unfortunately, the install command won't actually run the install_data
command as a sub-command unless a non-empty list was passed to
data_files command in setup().

But I don't think your custom InstallData command is particularly
necessary. Try removing InstallData and instead do something like
this:

data_files = [(os.path.join('share', 'locale', lang[:-3], 'LC_MESSAGES'),
[os.path.join('build', 'locale', lang[:-3], 'LC_MESSAGES',
'termsaver.mo')])
for lang in os.listdir('locale')]

and

setup(
...
data_files=data_files,
...)

That should do what you're trying to do.

Erik


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