[Distutils] GCC versions and binary egg names

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Jul 29 17:16:08 CEST 2010

On Jul 28, 2010, at 04:37 PM, Tres Seaver wrote:

>By never, ever, ever distributing binary eggs, especially for Linux.
>An sdist is nearly always consumable there, with the exception of
>deliberately damaged (no tools) lockdown environments:  in such
>environments, the dungeonmaster knows exactly which libC / Python is
>targeted, and can build / install the binary eggs (privately, please!).

Right, and IME, admins of those locked down systems aren't about to install
*anything* from the Cheeseshop anyway. :)  They really really prefer
distribution packages (well, on platforms that have a packaging system ;).

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