[Distutils] Distutils functionality questions/clarifications...

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Wed Jun 3 00:55:31 CEST 2009

On Tue, 2 Jun 2009 23:44:14 +0100, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> OK, I accept that is your view. But without a concrete proposal for
> what I should use in place of (say) pywin32-213.win32-py2.6.exe to
> install the pywin32 package into my Python 2.6 installation on my PC,
> I don't see what you are suggesting to replace bdist_wininst
> installers.

I have no answer for that right now.. 

> Eggs? If so, there are well-documented discussions over why some
> people (myself included) don't like eggs. 

in a nutshell though.. whats wrong with eggs as far as pywin32
is concerned?

> Again, that's been talked about a lot. Until someone develops such a
> thing, I can't comment (other than to say that I suspect it's harder
> than you'd think to please everyone who currently uses bdist_wininst
> installers - which you'd have to do if you want to get rid of them).

For a sys-admin though.. they are a pain in the a.. 

It's not about that anyway... what we need to slowly move to is
having one consistant way of installing packages. I know that isn't
easy... and can't be done in a day....

but for users at the moment... it's just plain too hard...


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