[Distutils] something else to throw into the static metadata mix

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Wed Sep 30 17:00:52 CEST 2009

Hi All,

Sorry to bring this up if it makes things more difficult, if it's been 
solved or is covered by existing proposals, please point me in the right 

I've had a bit of a torrid time building psycopg2 from source of late, 
and in my dream world, being able to specify psycopg2 as a dependent egg 
would "just work" and pull down the right statically linked binary egg.

This raises a problem that I haven't seen covered anywhere: not only 
would these eggs have to be platform dependent, they'd also need to be 
dependent on the required version of postgres.

Does setuptools/buildout/any other existing or proposed packaging 
solution cater for this kind of requirement?



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