[Distutils] packaging terminology confusion

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 15:56:22 CET 2010

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 3:52 PM, John Gabriele <jmg3000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The only inconsistency, I think, is that operating systems like Debian
> refer to their software distributions as "packages" (as in, a packaged
> up piece of software that you can download and install). "Packages" is
> a great name for them -- too bad it's already being used in Python.

I believe that's basically where the confusion comes from.

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