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

Brian Cameron Brian.Cameron at Sun.COM
Sat Nov 29 18:39:39 CET 2008

>> This has already happened to at least one Linux distribution that I'm 
>> aware of; they had been stripping out the .egg-info and it then caused 
>> more problems for their users than it was worth.
> I'm aware of three linux distributions that used to strip out .egg-info 
> files and then changes their policy and now leave them unmolested: 
> Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu.

Interesting, what sort of problems did the distros run into if they
removed the files?  That would be the sort of information that would
be useful to add to the manual, I think.


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