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

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 22:03:45 CET 2009

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 9:31 PM, Sridhar Ratnakumar
<sridharr at activestate.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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')
>  'python_ldap-2.3.10.egg-info'
> Consider the following PyPM package file name:
>  python-ldap-2.3.10_linux-x86_2.6_2.pypm
> 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 I understand correctly, ActiveState has its own releases of
python-ldap repackaged in pypm files,
and has several releases per python-ldap versions.

So, why it doesn't have its own versions ? like: in that
case. (following a PEP 386-compatible scheme)

So this would be:

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


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