[Distutils] Re: bdist_pkgtool attempt

Harry Henry Gebel hgebel@inet.net
Tue Aug 29 23:30:16 2000

On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 09:48:37PM -0400, Greg Ward wrote:
> Ooh, that reminds me: need to check in to the relocatability of
> Distutils-generated RPMs.  This is not a concern for "dumb" built
> distributions (they *are* dumb, after all), but I see no good reason why
> our RPMs (and other "smart" distributions) shouldn't at least be
> relocatable at user preference.  (Note that I'm drawing a distinction
> between "relocatable" -- user specifies the installation prefix -- and
> "smart enough to figure out where Python is installed, and put itself
> there".  I still don't consider the latter essential for RPMs, but I do
> for Windows installers.  Go figure.  Anyone else care either way?)

The rpms are set up to be relocatable, although I have never actually tried
to relocate one; it should work though as long as your python installation
was relocated to the same place (or at any rate as long as the relocated
site-packages directory is in your path.)

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