[Distutils] formencode as .egg in Debian ??

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Nov 25 15:23:04 CET 2005

At 01:07 PM 11/25/2005 +0100, Janusz A. Urbanowicz wrote:
>On Fri, Nov 25, 2005 at 10:29:56AM +0000, Donovan Baarda wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-11-25 at 01:33 -0500, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> > [... long informative explanation of egg...]
> > In particular, will an egg wrapped inside a Debian package magically
> > install other bits of software not from Debian packages? Will it install
> > them in the correct places?
>This is a dangerous practice from ore than one point of view:
>1) it may pollute the system with non-DFSG-compliant stuff
>2) as a both python developer and debian user and developer I DO NOT want
>software to download and run stuff without my knowledge and explicit consent

It does neither; you have to explicitly be using easy_install or setup.py 
to get any download-and-run behavior.

Now, it's possible for an individual coder to write an application or 
library that invokes easy_install itself, but anybody can write bad code 
and that's what you have a QA process for, no?

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