Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#21340 closed Bug (fixed)

Can't run on Windows

Reported by: remirampin@… Owned by: nobody
Component: Packaging Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords: windows setuptools distutils
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


On Windows, setuptools usually installs a .exe file in Python\Scripts (which is typically on the path) so that it can be run from the console.

Because Django uses distutils, that script is not executable. The only way to run it is to use the full path to it or to copy it to the current directory (as stated in the docs).

I proposed a very simple pull request that uses setuptools's entry_point mechanism to create the .exe wrapper, if setuptools is installed.

There is no change in behavior if setuptools is not available (distutils will be used) and probably very few changes on UNIX systems (except that the entry point will be created by setuptools, instead of being copied from the django/bin directory).

Related discussions:

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1812.patch (2.1 KB) - added by remirampin@… 3 years ago.

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Change History (5)

Changed 3 years ago by remirampin@…

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by akaariai

  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by timo

  • Type changed from Uncategorized to Bug
  • Version set to master

Here's another mailing list thread about this.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by timo

We may switch to using setuptools rather than distutils, see PR 2116.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by apollo13

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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