[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] PEP for distutils

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Oct 3 17:01:44 CEST 2008

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> Nope.  And it can't possibly do so, unless it contains dependency data 
> for every possible variation of the package.  For example, a package 
> might dynamically declare dependency on ctypes, depending on whether 
> you're installing it for Python 2.4 or Python 2.5.  (Dependencies can 
> also be platform-specific and build-option-specific, as well as 
> Python-version-specific.)

Ug. No-one actually does this do they?

man, setup.py both sucks and blows at the same time :-(


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