[Distutils] Are egg files needed when building/installing via --root?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Dec 3 05:52:02 CET 2008

At 12:01 PM 12/3/2008 +0900, David Cournapeau wrote:
>Setuptools brings nothing for systems with a dependency system.

To the system, no; to the package, yes.  Please remember that 
.egg-info isn't just for dependencies, it's also for entry points (an 
inter-package communication mechanism, so that one package can 
provide plugins for another).

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