[Distutils] [pyconuk] "just use debian"

Tarek Ziade tarek.ziade at ingeniweb.com
Sat Sep 27 11:52:39 CEST 2008


2008/9/27 David Cournapeau <david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp>

> Nicolas Chauvat wrote:
> >
> > Do you really think every single Python package in PyPI deserves to be
> > packaged for every distribution? I don't. How do I make a difference?
> > When I need something I download it. When I find it really useful and
> > plan on using it I package it. Many others are behaving in the same
> > way and the result is "apt-cache search python".
>
> This is narrow-minded. I understand your POV, I really do (I use a
> debian-based system myself, and hate the way software installation works
> on any other system), but what you are saying cannot work in a general
> manner.



IMHO we could have a command-line search feature  à la CPAN at PyPI like
what apt provides.

$ pypi-search "foo"



Tarek

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