[Distutils] Re: buildpkg.py to evaluate (Was: Python package maker for OS X Installer.app)

Mark W. Alexander slash@dotnetslash.net
Fri Nov 16 12:55:01 2001

I submitted Solaris and HP-UX packaging commands in April, along with
a new base class that allows other packaging commands to be written
with consistent support for all PEP241 metadata.

They work for me (TM). We'll never know if they work for others if
they aren't integrated. Frankly, I'm a little annoyed that they've sat
this long, otherwise I might have pursued a Debian command as well.


On Fri, 16 Nov 2001, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> Say, would it be possible to write a distutils interface for Dinu's
> package manager driver ? If so, I wish someone from the Mac crowd 
> would seriously look into this. If you need help, just ask...
> IMHO, distutils really needs more support for native package 
> managers, e.g. for FreeBSD, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, etc. We currently
> have RedHat RPM and Windows -- which is great for quite a
> large audience, but leaves out a large number of Python supported
> platforms.
> Thanks,

Mark W. Alexander