[Distutils] pypi and easy_install

Giampaolo Rodola' billiejoex at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 20:03:41 CET 2008

Ok then. I'll work on it as soon as possible and open a ticket on the
bug tracker.

2008/1/19, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
> At 04:44 AM 1/19/2008 +0100, Giampaolo Rodola' wrote:
> >Ok, I tried to implement this and it is seems I made it.
> >The change permit to use the distutils "--formats=tar,gztar,bztar"
> >option without need of having tar/gzip/bzip2 utilities installed on
> >the system.
> >Don't know if distutils test suite includes tests for the part of code
> >I modified but Lib/test/test_distutils.py run successfully on Python
> >2.5.1.
> >
> >The only compression format currently left out is ztar.
> >I may be wrong but I haven't seen modules able to work with that
> >format in the Python stdlib.
> >
> >I'll wait for your review.
> >Tell me if you want me to open a ticket on the Python bug tracker to
> >let also other users review the patch, modify something or throw the
> >whole thing away. :-)
> That would probably be a good idea.  In the meantime, my only comment
> is that for consistency with make_zipfile, the code should work even
> if gzip, tarfile, or bz2 aren't importable.  That is, falling back to
> the old spawn-based methods if the relevant library or libraries are
> not available.  The comment at the top, after all, says "This module
> should be kept compatible with Python 2.1," and the tarfile and bz2
> modules weren't added until 2.3.  (I'm not sure when gzip was added.)

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