[Pythonmac-SIG] Pack Man issues on OS X 10.3.4
hengist.podd at virgin.net
Fri Jun 4 15:30:02 EDT 2004
Bob Ippolito wrote:
>>This gives an idea: would DarwinPackages or Fink be viable
>>alternatives for MacPython package management? This would certainly
>>save the time and hassle of rewriting and maintaining PackMan if a
>>standard existing system could be leveraged immediately more or
>>less for free.
>>Anyone familiar with OS X-compatible package managers have any
>>thoughts on this?
>Not possible, Fink and DarwinPorts both use their own version of Python.
I don't mean you should install and use their version of Python
(which seems a bit of a stupid reinventing-the-wheel exercise), just
use them to manage third-party packages for MacPython where a
straight distutils-only approach isn't adequate for the task (which
is the justification for creating PackMan in the first place, if I
Can that be done (or made to work for minimal effort), or are they
really dumb enough that they can't play properly with anyone else?
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