[avahi] autotooling python scripts

Sebastien Estienne sebastien.estienne at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 05:17:32 EST 2005

2005/8/2, Joe Shaw <joeshaw at novell.com>:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 2005-08-02 at 16:53 +0200, Sebastien Estienne wrote:
> > > > For the moment i install avahi.py in
> > > > /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/avahi/__init__.py but it's not a long
> > > > term solution, so i won't commit this.
> > >
> > > I don't know much about site packages, but shouldn't it be
> > i don't know much either at the moment :)
> > > sufficient to put avahi.py into
> > > /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/avahi.py and that's it?
> > it seems that site-packages/avahi.py is equivalent to avahi/__init__.py
> > with the added value, that you can then add more files in avahi/
> Yeah, that's how it works.  If you expect the avahi bindings to only
> ever be one file, just dropping avahi.py in is fine.  If you want it to
> be larger, then use the directory and __init__.py.
> > I also don't know where i'm supposed to store SimpleGladeApp.py, it
> > seems that is should be package on its on and installed in
> > /usr/lib/python2.4/
> > But until debiab/ubuntu/whatever package it, i don't really know where
> > to store it, i mean put it in $DATADIR/avahi/python/ and ajust the
> > import path in my pygtk app.
> Is it just a sample program that illustrates how to use the bindings?
> If that's the case, it should probably be included in EXTRA_DIST but not
> installed anywhere.  Distributors can pick it up and put it
> in /usr/share/doc if they want.
i think that it may be usefull for end user, it's a graphical tool to 
browse the network.

But maybe the c implementation on avahi-discover (using the embeded
responder) may not be installed by default, what do you think? As it
may conflict with the system mdns responder.

> Joe

Sebastien Estienne

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