[Distutils] What is needed by an uninstall command to be useful ?

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Tue Jun 17 15:04:11 CEST 2008

David Cournapeau <david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> writes:

> Ben Finney wrote:
> > That's what the Debian packaging system would do when installing a
> > Python package. What would you have different?
> I don't understand what you are getting at. Of course the packaging
> system would install in /usr - which is exactly why a user should
> not install anything there to avoid clashing with the package
> manager.

We seem to have a terminological confusion here (there are many of
these in discussions about Python's packaging practices).

How is the Python packaging system to distinguish between different
"users" of the system? Is not the Debian packaging system a "user" of
the Python distutils/setuptools?

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Ben Finney

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