1. Anthony Tuininga
  2. cx_Freeze
Issue #41 new

Specifying targetDir on an Executable leads to confusing failure

Thomas Kluyver
created an issue

From this SO question: the user had specified targetDir='dist' for the Executable arguments in a setup.py file.

This is one of various options that doesn't make sense to set per-executable. The executable cannot work without its supporting libraries, so the target directory should only be set for the whole freezing process.

I'd be inclined to remove the targetDir option entirely, to avoid confusing people. Although for backwards compatibility, it might be better to ignore it and issue a warning if it's specified. Are there any valid use cases for setting it?

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