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Compile protobuffers with setuptools

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A simple setuptools plugin to compile proto files at build time.


Install from PyPI: pip3 install protobufferize


Available configuration parameters:

  • clearOutputDirectory [default: false]
  • grpcOutputDirectory [default: None]
  • outputDirectory [default: ./output]
  • protoSourceRoot [default: ./protos]
  • protoVersion [default: 3.10.1]

XML configuration example:


A xml configuration file named protobufferize.xml should be put in the python's project root folder. In alternative, the configuration file's path can be specified in the environment variable protobufferize_conf.


Compile every .proto file in protoSourceRoot subdirectories and output in the specified outputDirectory (outputDirectory gets emptied beforewards if clearOutputDirectory set to true).

python3 protobufferize

Internal details

By default, the specified version of protoc binary is downloaded and executed to compile the profo files.

If grpcOutputDirectory is set - instead - the latest grpc-tools pypi package is used (and the protoc version is ignored for compatibility problems).

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