[Distutils] [Python-Dev] How we can get rid of eggs for 2.6 and beyond

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Mar 22 16:29:57 CET 2008

>> For those without the read-only flag, the specification should
>> explicitly say what manipulation is allowed.
> Since a distribution isn't really "mutable", I would think that 
> uninstallation and reinstallation would be the only manipulation 
> available.  (As distinct from inspection, verification, and other 
> read-only activities.)

Sure, but what is precisely the semantics of uninstallation, in
terms of changes to the system state?

I think any model where uninstallation is merely the removal
of files is too limited to be practical.


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