[Distutils] Missing packages

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Fri Mar 17 15:40:55 CET 2006

On Fri, 17 Mar 2006, Juha Tuomala wrote:
> In Linux world dependencies are handled with package management
> with RPM and yum/apt like tools. For me it looks that setuptools
> handles same area which is overlapping. I can see it's importance
> in systems like Solaris where its own package tool is so ancient
> what doesn't meet todays needs but in case of RPM or Linux, it
> would be just better to be able to do simple install and let the
> system native tools to handle the rest.

This argument has already been gone through at great length on this list. 
In brief, Phillip has a number of goals that are not met by any system 
such as RPM.  I'm sure it would be appreciated on all sides if you read 
the archived posts on this, wait for two days to cool off (not saying 
you're tetchy, but other people certainly were ;-), and then decide if you 
want to post more on this point.


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