[Distutils] [Bulk] Re: formencode as .egg in Debian ??

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 17:33:45 CET 2005

On 11/25/05, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 10:28 AM 11/25/2005 -0500, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> >Actually, I'm increasingly tempted to PEP the idea of a
> >name-version.pkg-info file being installed alongside the code as a standard
> >Python distutils feature.  This discussion has made it clearer (even to
> >me!) how useful such a thing would be, and if it became a standard part of
> >the distutils, it would simply become part of Debian and every other system
> >packager unless explicitly removed.
> Also, it just occurred to me that this would ultimately fix one of Paul
> Moore's complaints about eggs as well.  If bdist_wininst included this
> .pkg-info, then even Windows "managed" packages would be supported in this
> scheme,

That would be a major bonus for me, certainly.

> and setuptools could include a bdist_wininst that made similar
> .exe's to wrap eggs.

That would be the other half of the equation. I had avoided suggesting
precisely that, because it's daft of me to expect you to do this work
just to stop me moaning (and installer-writing is enough of a black
art to me that I can't assume it's an easy change to the existing
bdist_wininst code).

> (Of course, the full solution for Paul's issue wouldn't arrive until Python
> 2.5 in that case, unless the people doing the .exe packaging are using some
> special tool to add the .pkg-info to non-setuptools .exe's.)

No problem for me, 2.5 would be a sensible timescale.


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