[Distutils] How to make easy_install handle platlibs?

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Tue Apr 14 04:16:35 CEST 2009

David Cournapeau <david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> writes:

> Buck wrote:
> >
> > I have no clue what you mean by 'sdists'. Is this a widely-known
> > thing?
> sdist is the name of the distutils command - it just means
> distributing a source tarball.

Again, please stop blurring the distinction. I can only assume at this
point that it's deliberate on your part, but I have no idea why.

A distutils ‘sdist’ is a combination of the source files *and* metadata
for distutils. A mere source tarball is *not* an sdist.

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Ben Finney

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