[Distutils] Windows web based installation of multiple packages

Mark Hammond mhammond at skippinet.com.au
Wed Aug 8 16:55:20 CEST 2007

> However, I'm still interested in setting up the associations 
> so that an HTTP content-type header for .egg files could be 
> associated with easy_install.  I assume if it were trivial it 
> would have been done by now.

But wouldn't this defeat one of the key features of eggs - that you do *not*
need to manually locate them and install them?  eggs allow you to install a
Python program that has external dependencies, and have those external
dependencies resolved automatically.  If you really do need to manually
locate and install a package, you may as well locate and install the
bdist_wininst executable, or rpm, or whatever is "native" for the platform
in question.

I guess if some packages are *only* available as an egg it might make some
sense - but I'm yet to get the "egg" religion to the point where I see
having an egg as replacing all other distribution formats, so people who do
attend that church may beg to differ...


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