[Distutils] Distutils functionality questions/clarifications...

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Wed Jun 3 07:55:26 CEST 2009

On 3 Jun, 2009, at 0:55, David Lyon wrote:
>> 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?

The aren't shown in the Add/Remove programs menu.  The same discussion  
can be had about eggs vs. rpms on Linux, and having a package that is  
recognized by the operating system package manager is very useful when  
managing a system.  Having all software managed by the same package  
manager makes live a lot easier when you need to inventory what  
software is installed on a system, and during upgrades.

>> 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..

Why is that? Would bdist_msi help improve on that?


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