At 05:54 AM 4/14/2006 -0400, Kurt Schwehr wrote:
The externally managed option seems to be working great for fink/macosx, but I have a question. Are these file necessary or should I be removing them from the install?
Yes, they're necessary. No, don't remove them. They are there so that packages with dynamic (run-time) dependencies can discover what version of the package is installed. Not only that, but many packages have files of their own in .egg-info, that are used by themselves or by other systems they plug into.
In Python 2.5, even distutils-installed packages will have some of this stuff installed, again so that other packages can discover what is installed on sys.path.