[Distutils] Packaging Distribute

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com
Sun Oct 4 23:52:25 CEST 2009

On Sun, 04 Oct 2009 13:41:06 -0700, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com>  

> The other way would be to use Distribute instead of Setuptools for
> what the packaging system is calling "setuptools". That's pretty
> much what is happening in Gentoo (arch) and UHU-Linux (dev),
> right now

Interesting. Gentoo uses distribute but retains the name 'setuptools'?


Ah. But what if PJE releases setuptools with the *same* version number  
0.6.3? What would the gentoo folks do in order to get the new setuptools  
release in their packaging system? Or did they make a decision of totally  
dropping setuptools from their repository?


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