[Distutils] [RFC] (with patch) adding the python version to the
Anthony Joseph Seward
anthony.seward at ieee.org
Sat Feb 28 11:51:12 EST 2004
I sometimes have more than one version of Python installed on my
system. Since I use an RPM based Linux distribution I prefer to build
and install all of my Python packages as RPMs so that I can keep them in
a repository. Having multiple versions of Python means that I get a lot
of package conflicts. The solution that I have found most useful is to
append the version of Python used to build the package to the name of
For a while I was patching each package as I updated it. Needless to
say this can become quite a hassle. Lately I have been patching
Distutil's bdist_rpm.py file. I've attached the patch to this message.
Ussage is simple: If the setup script is invoked with
--add-python-version-to-name then the version is appended to the name of
the RPM package, otherwise nothing new is done.
I find this patch very useful and I'd like to have it included in the
main distutils distribution. I'd appreciate any comments that would
help get this included.
Anthony Joseph Seward <anthony.seward at ieee.org>
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