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

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri Nov 16 15:07:00 2001

"Mark W. Alexander" wrote:
> 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.

Hmm, I think we have to do something about the development process
for distutils. AFAIK, Andrew is the current distutils champion --
perhaps we ought to be a little more flexible w/r to checkins 
and allow more people to review the distutils patches ?!

Mark, we won't get your patches into Python 2.2 because of the feature
freeze, so there's currently no chance to check in your patches,
but after 2.2 is out we could look at doing those checkins right
away and perhaps even create a separate distribution of distutils
before Python 2.3 goes out the door.

BTW, if patches don't get reviewed, feel free to forward a short
message to this list.
> mwa
> 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
> slash@dotnetslash.net

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