The distutils package provides support for building and installing
additional modules into a Python installation. The new modules may be either 100%-pure Python,
or may be extension modules written in C, or may be collections of Python packages which
include modules coded in both Python and C.
This package is discussed in two separate documents which are included in the Python
documentation package. To learn about distributing new modules using the distutils
facilities, read Distributing Python Modules. To learn about
installing Python modules, whether or not the author made use of the distutils
package, read Installing Python Modules.
- Distributing Python Modules
- The manual for developers and packagers of Python modules. This describes how to
prepare distutils-based packages so that they may be easily
installed into an existing Python installaion.
- Installing Python Modules
- An ``administrators'' manual which includes information on installing modules into an
existing Python installation. You do not need to be a Python programmer to read this