[Distutils] PyPM

Hanno Schlichting hanno at hannosch.eu
Fri Oct 9 14:10:36 CEST 2009

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> Sridhar Ratnakumar wrote:
>> This release includes a new packaging tool by activestate called Python
>> Package Manager (PyPM).
> Is PyPM available separately?

I had been asked for pre-release feedback on PyPM and suggested to
work on the UCS2/UCS4 build problem in PyPM. As a result the following
has been noted (http://workspace.activestate.com/sridharr/pypm/ticket/83):

"Jan further commented that we should not be bothering to make PyPM
work with custom builds of Python other than ActivePython (which is
UCS2 on all platforms) as PyPM is legally supposed to be used only
with ActivePython.

I originally noted the same .. but later thought about users hosting
custom repositories and using custom Python versions (/usr/bin/python
on Ubuntu, for instance). But if they are not legally allowed to use
anything other ActivePython, why bother?"

Which should answer your question about "available separately".


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