[Distutils] "Python Package Management Sucks"
ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 13:38:00 CEST 2008
On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 12:37 PM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>wrote:
> (I'll be CC'ing the distutils sig in to these replies as this discussion
> probably belongs there...)
> Nicolas Chauvat wrote:
>> The slides for my two talks can be found here:
>> "Python Package Management Sucks"
>> Install debian and get back to productive tasks.
I just wanted to react on that: I have created a setuptools-enabled package
for Pylint (logilab.pylintinstaller, see
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/logilab.pylintinstaller) with the bless of
Logilab, so people under Windows could use the tool with a one-liner
So if you like Pylint and Python but you don't use Debian you can use that.
> This is an almost troll-like answer.
> See page 35 of the presentation.
> If you're too lazy, here's a re-hash:
> - there are lots of different operating systems
> - even with Linux, there are many different package management systems
> - all the package management systems behave differently and expect packages
> to be set up differently for them
> - expecting package developers to shoulder this burden is unfair and
> results in various bitrotting repackaged versions of python packages rather
> than just one up-to-date version maintained by the entity originating the
> python package
> - Adobe Photoshop Plugins, Firefox Add-ons, etc do not delegate their
> management to an OS package manager. Packages are Python's "plugins" and so
> should get the same type of consistent, cross-platform package management
> targetted at the application in question, which is Python in this case.
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> - http://www.simplistix.co.uk
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