[Distutils] Package install failures in 2.6.3 - setuptools vs Distribute

K. Richard Pixley rich at noir.com
Mon Oct 5 17:06:43 CEST 2009

Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Oct 5, 2009, at 10:25 AM, K. Richard Pixley wrote:
>> Python packaging and distribution right now is not for beginners or 
>> the faint of heart.
> If we're honest with ourselves, it's not for experienced developers 
> either.  Do you really even want to have to /think/ about this stuff?
Depends.  It's what I do professionally in slightly different arenas, so 
I think about it anyway.

But I take your point.  The packaging and distribution system should be 
simple, powerful, expressive, reliable, and definitive to the point 
where it's existence fades into the background allowing one to spend 
one's time and focus of attention on less easily solved problems.


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