[Distutils] Having a Python package install itself under a different name

cool-RR cool-rr at cool-rr.com
Thu Jun 3 19:48:44 CEST 2010

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 2:53 AM, cool-RR <cool-rr at cool-rr.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 2:36 AM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>> At 01:11 AM 5/28/2010 +0200, cool-RR wrote:
>>> The thing I want the most right now is anyone's opinion of what could
>>> possibly go wrong with the scheme that P.J. offered, before I start moving
>>> my codebase to it.
>> It's quite routine.  Certainly, few of my PyPI projects have the same
>> project and package name.  For example, 'Importing' contains the module
>> 'peak.util.imports'.
>> To anyone else listening: If you think of ANYTHING that can go wrong with
> this scheme, please speak up. I really like knowing about possible problems
> in advance.
> Ram.

Hey, I just want to follow up on this issue: I renamed the package to
`garlicsim` as suggested, and everything worked out smoothly with no

Thanks for your help!

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