[Distutils] Finding dependencies and Limiting download
ianb at colorstudy.com
Thu Mar 16 21:37:54 CET 2006
Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 10:13 AM 3/16/2006 -0600, Ian Bicking wrote:
>> It occurs to me that maybe it would be easiest to create an RPM that
>> includes Paste, PasteDeploy, and PasteScript all together? That would
>> simplify all of this, it seems.
> That would certainly fix the conflict problem in the short term.
> In the long run, I'd like a better solution, though. Separate
> components for namespace packages are too good a thing to give up on
> without a fight. I'm tempted to see if there isn't a way to create an
> import hook in pkg_resources that would allow namespace packages to work
> without having an __init__.py. That would eliminate the file conflicts,
> albeit at the expense of requiring pkg_resources to be imported before
> any namespace packages.
Another solution is at the package level -- RPMs can overwrite each
other's files, if they are spec'd out to do that somehow. This is not
very clean -- I don't know which if any package is allowed to ultimately
delete that file. With some post-install hooks you could just create
the file, and delete when there's nothing left in the package. This
would have to be handled for every packaging system. But there's only a
couple anyone uses.
Ian Bicking / ianb at colorstudy.com / http://blog.ianbicking.org
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