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

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 23:45:47 CET 2009

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 11:39 PM, Sridhar Ratnakumar
<sridharr at activestate.com> wrote:
> Since release numbers are specific to the installer (and repository), how
> about having it in the .egg-info/INSTALLER file?
> $ cat .egg-info/INSTALLER
> name: PyPM
> [package]
> release: 2
> url: http://pypm.activestate.com/..../python-ldap....pypm
> pinned: True
> ...

We specified an INSTALLER file already, see:

But just with the name of the installer. The use case was to be able
to avoid removing a distribution
that was installed by another installer.

I don't think the extra bit ([package]) is necessary in the INSTALLER
file, because it's specific to the installer tool.
And, as long as you can read/write arbitrary files in /.egg-info, you
can put it in a specific file.


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