PEP 262 (database of installed Python packages)
rnd at onego.ru
Sun Mar 3 13:16:47 CET 2002
On Sun, 3 Mar 2002, Andy Elvey wrote:
> Anyway - just thought I'd test the waters on this - is there anyone else
>out there who'd love to see a single "search database"? ( Imagine - no more
>fiddling with this path, or that path , blah blah .... ) Thanks for your
>time, and for your comments !
It is an interestin idea to have a registry for Python modules. However,
PEP262 is so full with XXXs and question marks that it is more of
intention than recipe.
What to do for example, if I have 3 versions of Python in my
system? Will I have 3 INSTALLDBs or one shared between?
Why not just use RPM to keep track of all files? RPM is not just for Linux
RedHat,SuSe,Mandrake, but I recall some people use it for other systems.
So, the intention of PEP 262 is to make RPM-like thingie for Python
platform. On RPM-based system it is not needed. All the fucntionality is
already present in rpm program.
So, probably better idea is to enable Distutils use system-specific
solutions. RPM on RedHat, DEB on Debian, whatever-it-is-(if-is) on MS
However, I am both hands pro CPAN for Python.
Sincerely yours, Roman Suzi
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