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buildout.packager generate installer from and buildout.cfg files.

Project Description

distutils extension module - create an buildout-based installer.

zc.buildout is a Python-based build system for creating, assembling and deploying applications from multiple parts, some of which may be non-Python-based. It lets you create a buildout configuration and reproduce the same software later. –

buildout.packager creates single-file installers for an buildout-environment along with all dependencies, which can be used without network access.


  • Python 2.5 or later
  • InnoSetup for Windows installer


  • You can create an installer reproducing zc.buildout environment.
  • installer metadata over setup() metadata


  • The installer doesn’t bundle Python interpreter.
  • Not implemented for Unix environment.

An example

from setuptools import setup


parts = app

recipe = zc.recipe.egg
eggs =

Do the command python bdist_buildout. Then you get the installation file named dist\Sphinx-1.0-py2.6-win32.exe.



  • first release


for Windows

  • use innosetup package
  • replace os.system with subprocess

for Unix

  • NotImplemented

Known Issues

  • Process restart probrem when zc.buildout upgrate it by oneself.
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