[Distutils] Packaging Distribute

Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis arfrever.fta at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 23:07:13 CEST 2009

2009-10-04 23:52:25 Sridhar Ratnakumar napisał(a):
> 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'?

It's because Distribute 0.6.* installs setuptools.* modules.
Distribute 0.7.* will be under name dev-python/distribute.

> 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?

We could switch to back to Setuptools only if Setuptools became more
maintained than Distribute.

Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis
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