Example of how to use msilib to create a .msi file from a python module
Can anyone give me an example of how to use python's msilib standard library module to create a msi file from a custom python module?
For example, let's say I have a custom module called cool.py with the following code
class Cool(object): def print_cool(self): print "cool"
and I want to create an msi file using msilib that will install cool.py in python's site-packages directory.
How can I do that?
Asked by: Alina776 | Posted: 30-11-2021
You need to write a distutils setup script for your module, then you can do
python setup.py bdist_msi
and an msi-installer will be created for your module.
I think there is a misunderstanding: think of MS CAB Files as archives like
.zip-Files. Now it is possible to put anything in such an archive, like your
cool.py. But i think you mentioned that python source, since you want it executed, otherwise just use an archiver like zip, no need to use
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