[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'?
>   DEPEND="!!<dev-python/setuptools-0.6.3-r2"
> 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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