[PEAK] setuptools distribution tarball name

Timur Izhbulatov TimurIzhbulatov at oilspace.com
Mon Jul 2 04:21:22 EDT 2007

Hi all,

I've encountered a problem when declaring dependencies for my project. It
depends on py-smbpasswd [1] which has distribution tarball named as
py-smbpasswd-<version>.tar.gz but the extension module itself is named
smbpasswd. So, if I declare the dependency as

     install_requires = [
         'py-smbpasswd >= 1.0',

     dependency_links = [

easy_install installs the distribution but fails to satisfy the requirement and
setup.py exits with an error.

And if I do declaration with direct link to the tarball

     install_requires = [
         'smbpasswd >= 1.0',

     dependency_links = [


easy_install ignores the link because the file name doesn't match and fails to 
find the tarball.

Is it still possible to somehow handle this dependency automatically?
If not, how can I use setuptools to install it manually from my setup.py?

[1] http://barryp.org/software/py-smbpasswd/

Timur Izhbulatov
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