[Distutils] "just use debian"
chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Sep 23 12:47:03 CEST 2008
Nicolas Chauvat wrote:
>> Also some of the Debian Python packages are broken or grossly
> File a bug report :)
Yes, because that automatically frees up the packager's time to work on
> My problem with setup tools is that they come from windows
I don't think that's the case at all.
> is (almost) no package management system. The consequence is that
> their author reinvented the wheel, but limited it to Python, then
> moved to eggs and made things worse.
Yes, the egg format is annoying.
No, I don't think having a package management system that targets only
python packages is a bad idea.
> My main tool is Python, but I have many other tools on my system. I
> do not want to have as many package management utilities as
Then I suggest you volunteer to maintain the debian packages for every
single python package.
> If I have one tool for Python, one for Java, one for C,
> one for Fortran, one for C libraries, one for Gnome, etc. integration
> becomes a nightmare.
If you have projects this large, then you likely want to roll your own
OS packages anyway.
> [Please note that for an experienced Debian developer, making the
> initial package of a Python module can be a matter of half an hour to
> a couple hours and releasing a new version a matter of minutes.]
...and for someone not using Debian or not an experienced Debian
developer? Despite being a fan of Debian, I'm well aware of just how
"friendly" a community it can be to the new user...
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