[Distutils] Packaging Distribute
K. Richard Pixley
rich at noir.com
Mon Oct 5 16:28:24 CEST 2009
Sridhar Ratnakumar wrote:
> On Sun, 04 Oct 2009 13:41:06 -0700, Tarek Ziadé
> <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?
Debian would probably treat one side or the other as a branch. Sounds
like gentoo has decided that distribute is the main line, which would
define a new release of setuptools as a branch. So it would probably be
something like setuptools-0.6.3pje-r0 or the like. That way it's
progress from 0.6.3, but would be overwritten by a 0.6.4. (Or, they'd
just ignore the pje release).
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