[Distutils] Timeframe of 2.0 again?

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Mon Oct 27 07:17:57 EST 2003

"M.-A. Lemburg" <mal at lemburg.com> writes:

> Michael Hudson wrote:
>> "Mark W. Alexander" <slash at dotnetslash.net> writes:
>>>Speaking as an admin of a fair number of machines, I've still got 1.5.2
>>> running around. 
>> How likely are you to try to upgrade the distutils install on those
>> machines?  How often do you even install new Python packages on them?
>> These are the questions that matter, not whether people still *run*
>> 1.5.2.
> Not really: when you want to build a distutils package
> you do need to run the target Python version and that's
> where the distutils compatibility matters.

Ah, I see.  I suppose you could install an *old* distutils over (say)
2.4, but that would be pretty nasty.


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