[Catalog-sig] Initial requirements

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Wed, 8 Nov 2000 16:45:31 -0500

On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 01:38:11PM -0800, Robin Dunn wrote:
>without too much problem.  It can keep track of what it has installed and
>compare with the meta-data for currently available packages.

What if the user installs packages w/o using any of the tools, by
downloading it and running "python setup.py install"?  You'd really
need a Python-wide database of installed packages; at the very least
this is a question for the Distutils.