[Distutils] Egg support for system packages (including bdist_wininst)

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Dec 22 16:44:03 CET 2005


At 01:52 PM 12/22/2005 +0100, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>Somewhat related to this: wouldn't it be possible to build
>.egg ZIP files using the same layout, ie. with the .egg-info
>subdir inside the package instead of having a top-level
>EGG-INFO directory in the ZIP file ?!
>
>That way, you could simply unzip the .egg file somewhere
>on your PYTHONPATH in order to install it and still have
>the meta information at hand.

And the advantage of manually doing this over having easy_install do it 
would be...?



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