[Distutils] "Python Package Management Sucks"

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org
Thu Oct 2 18:02:17 CEST 2008

On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 09:33:52PM -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> Note that Debian has done a lot of neat things with python source
> recent(ish).  Josselin, Matthias, and some of the other Debian devs
> could tell us if .py files get installed to /usr/share there.

One of the current options in Debian (python-central) involves installing
the .py files to /usr/share/pycentral/package_name and symlinking them in
the site-package of each Python version the package is known to work
with. You have thus separating of binary and source code.


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