The distutils2 package provides support for building, packaging, distributing and installing additional projects into a Python installation. Projects may be include modules, extension modules, packages and scripts. distutils2 also provides building blocks for other packaging systems that do not use the command system.
This manual is the reference documentation for those standalone building blocks and for extending Distutils2. If you’re looking for the user-centric guides to install a project or package your own code, head to See also.