[Catalog-sig] Re: [Distutils] Re: CPAN functionality for python - requirements

John J. Lee phrxy@csv.warwick.ac.uk
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 18:03:56 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 27 Feb 2001, Mark W. Alexander wrote:
> As long as distutils can produce a binary for a particular platform/
> package manager combination, there's really no need for a dedicated
> (official or UNofficial) "package mantainer". All that's needed
> is a place where "python setup.py --bdist format=MyPackager" works.
> How about an interarchive-API (or redirector?), so archives can
> forward requests for binary packages to other sites known to support
> that type of binary package?

In which case:

1. Distutils should be able to pgp-sign binary (and source as well come to
think of it) packages.

2. CPyAN should be able to manage the signatures as appropriate.