[Distutils] Version numbers for module distributions

Fred L. Drake Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake@acm.org
Thu, 10 Dec 1998 12:16:23 -0500 (EST)

Konrad Hinsen writes:
 > At least for verification; distinguishing binary distributions
 > for different Python versions by their file name is another
 > question. But not really a difficult one, unless we want to support
 > DOS file systems!

  The package name should be stored in the package somehow, easily
retrievable.  There are probably a lot of NT boxes that use FAT file
systems because they weren't born NT, and some companies deliver new
NT boxes using FAT filesystems, and require that you explicitly
convert the filesystem if you want NTFS.  (DELL does this, and the
conversion seems to have worked fine for me.)


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