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python: customize the --install-data option for

Give the possibility to specify from command line where to install the
data. Data were installed in the 'lib' directory, which is still the
default setting if not explicitely changed, for backward compatibility.
A more "normal" data directory would be /usr or /usr/share, also
depending on the target OS.
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1 parent f3bf4af commit ad7f3958422a0df5b68eb36540b37bf99e4cc546 @zllak committed Aug 30, 2012
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  1. +6 −1 lib/fpm/package/python.rb
7 lib/fpm/package/python.rb
@@ -47,6 +47,8 @@ class FPM::Package::Python < FPM::Package
"Want to what your target platform is using? Run this: " \
"python -c 'from distutils.sysconfig import get_python_lib; " \
"print get_python_lib()'"
+ option "--install-data", "DATA_PATH", "The path to where data should be " \
+ "installed to."
@@ -188,13 +190,16 @@ def install_to_staging(setup_py)"Setting default :python_install_lib attribute",
:value => attributes[:python_install_lib])
+ if attributes[:python_install_data].nil?
+ attributes[:python_install_data] = attributes[:python_install_lib]
+ end
# Some's assume $PWD == current directory of, so let's
# chdir first.
::Dir.chdir(project_dir) do
safesystem(attributes[:python_bin], "", "install",
"--root", staging_path,
"--install-lib", File.join(prefix, attributes[:python_install_lib]),
- "--install-data", File.join(prefix, attributes[:python_install_lib]),
+ "--install-data", File.join(prefix, attributes[:python_install_data]),
"--install-scripts", File.join(prefix, attributes[:python_install_bin]))
end # def install_to_staging

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