[Distutils] zc.buildout fails to use system-installed dep?

Matthias Klose doko at ubuntu.com
Mon Dec 13 20:06:08 CET 2010

On 10.12.2010 13:42, Brian Sutherland wrote:
> The current method using dpkg-divert is not too bad, more packages than
> python-zope.interface could include that file as well. So you don't
> force installation of python-zope.interface.
> It also uses standard dpkg functionality, which is a robustness bonus.

A diversion only works if not more than one package diverts the file. You
would have to use alternatives to handle the file for more than two packages, 
although you would most likely point to instances of the same file.


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