[Distutils] Python people want CPAN and how the latter came about

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 02:58:48 CET 2009

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:

> Two things:
> 1/ you get warnings if you try to build a distribution with missing metadata
>    and there's now a command in 2.7 called "check" so you can set a
> strict control
>    on client side

This is nice, I missed this new check feature. This is definitely a
step in the right direction.

> Are you referring to the install schemes ? these schemes are described
> in the stdlib itself, but are not as detailed as what you could find
> in Debian for sure.

I have started a new thread with a more details explanation, since
this is not directly related to PyPi (although it is important to make
installing from Pypi more robust IMHO).



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