[Distutils] [pyconuk] "just use debian"

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Mon Sep 29 17:29:31 CEST 2008

Nicolas Chauvat wrote:
>>     - developers deploying their own software on a custom debian
>> repository does not scale at all.
> Why do you think that?

With N vendors packaging P packages, it is not hard to imagine that many
package will overlap, and since they are independently built, it will
fail pretty quickly for people who use several of those repositories.
Package distribution is very centralized with rpm/deb. That's a big
shortcoming of the current software distribution on Linux IMHO.

> Good. Let's do it. Do you agree with Tarek that writing a PEP is a
> good approach?

I think there is already enough material from people familiar with the
problems in the last few days emails on this ML to write something
semi-formalized, as a basis for further discussion, yes.



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