[Distutils] pypi and easy_install

Giampaolo Rodola' billiejoex at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 18:39:21 CET 2008

2008/1/16, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
> At 03:48 PM 1/16/2008 +0100, Giampaolo Rodola' wrote:
> > > > Unfortunately the distutils.archive_util module was written before
> > > > tarfile was available.
> >
> >Are there chances to see this implemented?
> Are you volunteering?  :)  If so, then perhaps you can get a patch in
> for Python 2.6.

Uhm... why not? :-)
If someone could give me some pointers on nailing down the issue I
could give it a try (note: never seen distutils internals before).
My only concern is that it's not rare that patches provided by users
are often ignored and they remains stagnant on the Python bug tracker.
I just wouldn't spend time on that for nothing.

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