[Distutils] PEP 376 -- support for release versions?

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com
Thu Nov 5 21:31:59 CET 2009


While reading the PEP I noticed that there seems to be no straightforward  
to specify the package release versions.

   >>> egginfo_dirname('python-ldap', '2.3.10')

Consider the following PyPM package file name:


Here 2.3.10 is python-ldap's version, 2.6 is the Python version .. and 2  
(the last component) is the binary release number (for ActiveState  
repository). This is to upgrade previous releases of the same python-ldap  
(say, python-ldap-2.3.10_linux-x86_2.6_1.pypm).

If PyPM is to rely on PEP 376 style .egg-info directories (and the RECORD  
files within them), how is it to store/retrieve this release number?  
Currently we store everything (including RECORD) in a sqlite database  
under site-packages. I can continue using the db for release numbers  
alone, but I really prefer that this is covered by a standard that  
evidently provides support for installer tools.


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