[Catalog-sig] Initial requirements

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 08 Nov 2000 21:19:00 -0500

> 4. While I agree that everybody should move to using distutils the simple
> fact is that it's either going to take a long time to get there, or that not
> everybody will do it.  For this I think it would be nice to allow the
> package tools and the archives to deal with non-distutils based packages,
> perhaps simply by adding to the meta-data the name of a python file in the
> distribution to execute to do the install.  This could default to "setup.py
> install" or something...

I think it's okay if a 3rd party creates a distutil'ed version of such
packages.  After all this is exactly what the Debian and Red Hat
package managers do.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)