[Distutils] Are egg files needed when building/installing via --root?
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Nov 29 23:51:39 CET 2008
At 09:39 AM 11/29/2008 -0800, Brian Cameron wrote:
>>>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.
Actually, I would tend to assume that randomly removing files from a
piece of software distribution would be pretty likely to produce
problems, so I don't get why people try to delete them in the first
place... or even why they'd *want* to.
Again, if you'd like to submit a documentation patch at a spot you
think would be suitable, I'll certainly look it over for
inclusion. Personally, I have no idea what to say or where to say
it, as it sounds too much to me like saying, "we suggest you not
remove your internal organs, as doing so may cause undesirable results." ;-)
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