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Re: Rename program during installation

From: Andrew In
Subject: Re: Rename program during installation
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 01:48:32 +0100

On Saturday, December 22, 2012, Andrew In wrote:

> Hello.
> We have an application written in Python that uses automake. We have all
> our source code in a directory called src/programname. We also have a small
> launcher called src/ which is transformed into
> src/ during "compilation." With this setup the program is
> installed in lib and the launcher in bin.
> The problem is that the launcher is installed as We would
> like to install it as just programname.
> We can't rename the launcher in the source tree because then the name will
> clash with the name of the Python package. So we're asking if there's a way
> to remove the .py suffix from the launcher during the installation phase?
> We are busy reading the documentation, but are somewhat stuck on this one.
> We have looked at a few other Python projects with similar setup and they
> all seam to get around it by using different names for the package and for
> the launcher. We would like to avoid that if possible.
> Andrew

I just realized that I can make the generated launcher go into a separate
directory before install, so no name clash. That will work with uninstall

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