[Catalog-sig] A first step at improving PyPI: the "egg" command

Michał Kwiatkowski constant.beta at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 17:49:13 CEST 2007

On 8/14/07, Bjørn Stabell <bjorn at exoweb.net> wrote:
> The "egg" command should enable you to at least find, show info for,
> install, and uninstall packages.  I think the most common way to do
> command line tools like this is to offer sub-commands, a la, bzr,
> port, svn, apt-get, gem, so I suggest:
> It's still incomplete, lacking tests, might only work on unix-y
> computers, and is lacking support for lots of features like
> activation/deactivation, and upgrades, but it works for basic stuff
> like finding, installing, and uninstalling packages.

Please take a look at yolk (http://tools.assembla.com/yolk/), a tool
for obtaining information about PyPI and locally installed packages.
It's been developed for more than half a year now, so I'm sure that
you'll find stable pieces of code there for inclusion. Maybe a merge
would be the best thing to do? I'm CC-ing Rob Cakebread, yolk author,
so he can voice his opinion.


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