[Distutils] Bootstrap script for package management tool in Python 2.7 (Was: Re: [Python-Dev] At least one package management tool for 2.7)

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 15:57:04 CEST 2010

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 11:02, anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com> wrote:
> distutils is not a `package management` tool, because it doesn't know
> anything even about installed packages

With that definition, there are no packaga management tools for
Python. So it's going to be pretty hard to ship one with 2.7.

> `pip` and `distribute` are unknown for a vast majority of Python
> users, so if you have a perspective replacement for `easy_install` -
> it can be said in bootstrap package message. There is no problem with
> packages that require `setuptools` either - they will require
> `setuptools` as dependency anyway.
> For now there are two questions:
> 1. Are they stable enough for the replacement of user command line
> `easy_install` tool?

Yes. But that's the wrong question. The correct question is: Are they
stable enough to be included in standard library. And the answer is

> 2. Which one is the recommended?


Lennart Regebro: http://regebro.wordpress.com/
Python 3 Porting: http://python-incompatibility.googlecode.com/
+33 661 58 14 64

More information about the Distutils-SIG mailing list