[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] packaging terminology confusion

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 09:35:50 CET 2010

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 09:09, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> writes:
>> If you say "I need to install this package" it may technically be
>> unclear if you mean the package "foo.bar" or the distribution
>> "foo.bar-3.6.tgz", but that difference is not in that case
>> significant. Installing the distribution and installing the package is
>> in that case the same thing.
> That case is far from the only one to consider, though.

And I never said it was. I said that it's not a big problem because in
most cases the terminology mixup does not result in any practical
confusion. And I stand by that.

Lennart Regebro: Python, Zope, Plone, Grok
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