[Distutils] svn for package management

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Sep 23 12:42:49 CEST 2008

Houston, Martin (London) wrote:
> Has anyone thought of using subversion to controlled the installed python tree? (as a separate undertaking to any under development sources). It is more cross platform than rpm or dpkg

I used to do this with project directories (including Zope instance 
homes) but the fact that distutils (and hence setuptools, easy_install 
and buildout) like to destructively re-arrange packages on install it's 
something I'm moving away from.

Buildout is currently the "least insane" way of managing python packages...


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