[Distutils] sdist default archive format

Trent Mick trentm at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 06:56:45 CEST 2009

>> My preferences is for .zip (that is what I use for my packages), the
>> main reason is that Windows users can always unpack a .zip file. Often
>> that is not true for .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 files.
> The reverse is true on Unix. The tar-and-gzip format is extensively used
> so it is pretty much guaranteed to be readable on any Unix system; the
> Zip format does not have anywhere near the same level of guarantee.

On what modern Linux and Mac OSes is "/usr/bin/unzip" not installed by default?


Trent Mick
trentm at gmail.com

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