[Distutils] bdist_nsis, bdist_deb, bdist_msi, bdist_inno, bdist_pkgtool, bdist_sdux, bdist_mpkg, etc.

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Tue Dec 20 15:48:28 CET 2005

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Automatic downloads are nice to have as well, but sys admins
> rarely trust tools that automatically download and install
> software, unless they have complete control of where things
> are downloaded, when and whether there's proper authenticity
> control built into the tool.
> AFAIK, easy_install doesn't
> provide any kind of authenticity control - probably due to
> the fact that PyPI doesn't have this feature. At least the
> MD5 sum should be checked, but for this, the PyPI registry
> would have to provide this information in some way.

I have to correct myself: Looks like PyPI has grown this feature
recently. Does easy_install check the MD5 sum ?

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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