[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] PEP for distutils

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Oct 1 02:40:35 CEST 2008

Ian Bicking wrote:

> FWIW, pyinstall can collect all the packages before installing any of 
> them.  You do have to download all packages, though, as that's the only 
> way to get the metadata.

This may be something to make sure is on the requirements
list for a metatdata standard: Make sure there is a defined
way of getting just the metadata from a repository without
having to download the whole package.


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