[Distutils] "Python Package Management Sucks"

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Thu Oct 2 07:02:13 CEST 2008

Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at gmail.com> writes:

> 3) /usr/share has two purposes/criteria[1]_: architecture
> independent and datafiles. /usr/lib has two criteria[2]_:
> architecture independent and libraries. With .py{,c,o} we have both
> architecture indepedence and a library. So the criteria is in
> conflict with each other.

I think you mean:

* /usr/share has two criteria: architecture independent and data files

* /usr/lib has two criteria: architecture dependent and libraries

and that Python library files are both architecture independent and
libraries, thus neither of those fit perfectly.

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