[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] packaging terminology confusion

John Gabriele jmg3000 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 16:12:01 CET 2010

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 3:52 PM, John Gabriele <jmg3000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The only inconsistency, I think, is that operating systems like Debian
>> refer to their software distributions as "packages" (as in, a packaged
>> up piece of software that you can download and install). "Packages" is
>> a great name for them -- too bad it's already being used in Python.
> I believe that's basically where the confusion comes from.

Whoops. Just noticed that the front page of the PyPI says:

> "There are currently 8614 packages here."

(is that 8614 packages or 8614 distributions?)


> "To submit a package use "python setup.py upload" and to use a package from this index either "pip install package" or download, unpack and "python setup.py install" it."


> "# Browse the tree of packages
# Submit package information"


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