[Distutils] formencode as .egg in Debian ??

Donovan Baarda abo at minkirri.apana.org.au
Mon Nov 28 15:25:11 CET 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 09:45 +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le dimanche 27 novembre 2005 à 16:26 -0600, Ian Bicking a écrit :
> > easy_install works, right now, for these packages.  There are some
> > outstanding issues, and those issues can probably be resolved in
> > easy_install, without any intervention by Debian.  Maybe the simplest
> > resolution is adding an option like:
> > 
> >   easy_install --already-provided=1.2.6 ElementTree
> We're not going to tell our users to use easy_install for some kind of
> packages and some other thing for another package, and so on. They
> expect to be able to install anything, just by typing "apt-get install
> foo".

Actually, provided easy_install puts things in /usr/local, I'm happy
with this. I regularly don't use apt-get install when I want something
bleeding edge which is not (and I don't expect to be) packaged. The
point is; this is not a deb, provided it behaves as a non-deb should, it
is OK.
However, when I want production ready software, I look for debs. If it
ain't deb'ed, it's almost certainly not ready for production. If you
want your software taken seriously, you want it well deb'ed :-)

Donovan Baarda <abo at minkirri.apana.org.au>

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