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authorGravatar Denis THULIN <denis.thulin@openwide.fr>2016-05-31 17:03:41 +0200
committerGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2016-06-11 16:13:31 +0200
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parent7225917f9b587eec6cd30920839a08612ea52bcf (diff)
scanpypi: new utility
A utility for creating python package from the python package index. It fetches packages info from http://pypi.python.org and generates corresponding packages files. Signed-off-by: Denis THULIN <denis.thulin@openwide.fr> Tested-by: Carlos Santos <casantos@datacom.ind.br> Signed-off-by: Yegor Yefremov <yegorslists@googlemail.com> [Thomas: minor tweaks.] Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>
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diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-python.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-python.txt
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@@ -161,6 +161,55 @@ possible to customize what is done in any particular step:
default Python one. However, using this method should be restricted
to very specific cases. Do not use it in the general case.
+==== Generating a +python-package+ from a PyPI repository
+If the Python package for which you would like to create a Buildroot
+package is available on PyPI, you may want to use the +scanpypi+ tool
+located in +support/scripts+ to automate the process.
+You can find the list of existing PyPI packages
++scanpypi+ requires Python's +setuptools+ package to be installed on
+your host.
+When at the root of your buildroot directory just do :
+./support/script/scanpypi foo bar -o package
+This will generate packages +python-foo+ and +python-bar+ in the package
+folder if they exist on https://pypi.python.org.
+Find the +external python modules+ menu and insert your package inside.
+Keep in mind that the items inside a menu should be in alphabetical order.
+Please keep in mind that you'll most likely have to manually check the
+package for any mistakes as there are things that cannot be guessed by
+the generator (e.g. dependencies on any of the python core modules
+such as BR2_PACKAGE_PYTHON_ZLIB). Also, please take note that the
+license and license files are guessed and must be checked. You also
+need to manually add the package to the +package/Config.in+ file.
+If your Buildroot package is not in the official Buildroot tree but in
+a +BR2_EXTERNAL+ tree, use the -o flag as follows:
+./support/script/scanpypi foo bar -o other_package_dir
+This will generate packages +python-foo+ and +python-bar+ in the
++other_package_directory+ instead of +package+.
+Option +-h+ will list the available options:
+./support/script/scanpypi -h
==== +python-package+ CFFI backend