[Distutils] [Python Language Summit] Distutils / Packaging survey

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Sun Feb 1 06:32:06 CET 2009

Floris Bruynooghe wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 10:37:56AM -0500, P.J. Eby wrote:
>> At 05:40 PM 1/31/2009 +0900, David Cournapeau wrote:
>>> But you mostly do not need to care, as a developer: .py files would be
>>> considered as data files, extensions as arch-dependent, etc...
>> If this is true, then there's no need to distinguish between .py files 
>> and any other data files - they both belong in /share to begin with, not 
>> in /lib.  Or else they ALL belong in /lib.  The entire "FHS demands they 
>> be split" concept is wrong from the get-go, under that interpretation.
> I don't think trying to split off .py and .so files is a good idea.

That's how it is done in debian and ubuntu packages. So if you want to
make it easier for those distributions, you don't have a choice.



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