At 09:33 AM 3/20/2008 +0000, Paul Moore wrote:
- No integration with the system packager (Windows, in my case). If I
do easy_install nose, then nose does not show up in add/remove programs. That significantly affects the way I manage my PC.
The long-term fix here is probably to have a platform-specific installer capable of either turning eggs into .msi or .exe installers, or of doing the add/remove programs integration directly. (Someone, of course, will have to step up to create such a tool.)
- Auto-discovery doesn't always work. I'm sorry, I really can't
recall the example at the moment, but sometimes easy_install says it can't find a package I *know* is available.
Sometimes it does that to me, too. But then I look at the project's page in PyPI, and they don't have a link to a download page. Usually, they've got a link to a page on their site with instructions about downloading, but that doesn't directly link to any tarballs or anything. So I grab the link of the real download page and paste it into a -f option to easy_install, so it knows where to find the link from.