[Distutils] PEP 376 - from PyPM's point of view
SridharR at activestate.com
Wed Jul 15 19:38:21 CEST 2009
On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 02:01:24 -0700, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com>
>>> get_installed_files(local=False) -> iterator of (path, md5, size)
>> Will this also return the directories /created/ during the installation?
>> For example, will it also contain the entry "docutils" .. along with
> I don't think it's necessary to add "docutils" if
> "docutils/__init__.py" is present
> But for empty directories added during installation we should add the I
> So, I'll add a note.
It seems that you overlooked the below paragraph.
>> If not, how is the installer (pip, pypm, etc..) supposed to know which
>> directories to remove (docutils/) and which directories not to remove
>> (site-packages/, bin/, etc..)?
Quoting from the PEP:
[quote]'(...)uninstall uses the APIs described earlier and remove all
unique files, as long as their hash didn't change. Then it removes empty
directories left behind.'[endquote]
Let's assume that site-packages/ contained only one package 'Foo'. Will
uninstall('Foo') remove the site-packages/ directory just because it
turned out to be empty after removing 'Foo'? To explain, let's assume the
RECORD of 'Foo' contains:
$ cat RECORD
and according to what you wrote in the PEP ("it removes empty directories
$ python -m distutils.util.uninstall Foo
rm empty dir /.../site-packages/Foo/bar
rm empty dir /.../site-packages/Foo/
rm empty dir /.../site-packages/ # !!!!!
it also remove the site-packages directory!
Then there is ~/python26/bin, ~/python26/include, ~/python26/etc, etc.. Do
you see my point?
> btw: is PyPM a public project ?
If by 'public', you meant open source, then no.
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