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A replacement for setuptools that builds on top of it and adds additional features.

The Enstaller project is a replacement for setuptools that builds on top of it and adds significant features. It is based on setuptools 0.6c9. It starts from the setuptools source and adds the enstaller entry point as well as specific improvements such as:

  • added support for removing a package
  • added support for post-install and pre-uninstall scripts
  • improved dependency resolution with enpkg.
  • easy_install can now work through a proxy for both http and https urls.
  • setup.py develop also runs post-install scripts and --uninstall runs pre-uninstall scripts
  • easy_install and enpkg now prefer final releases of distributions over dev builds.


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License:BSD 3ClauseKelly Hopkins11 August 2009

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Enthought, Inc. Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 March 2017.


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