[Distutils] pip vs easy_install vs distutils2

Carl Meyer carl at oddbird.net
Mon May 31 19:10:43 CEST 2010

Lennart Regebro wrote:
> On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 19:02, Carl Meyer <carl at oddbird.net> wrote:
>> Nope, pip's used --record on installation for years, and the above has
>> been true since the moment uninstall landed in pip. There are enough
>> different ways things can get installed that it's not surprising that
>> some discussions may have been confused ;-)
> That may be it. Forcing --record in Python 3.2 would be a step forward then? :-)

Would be, except that it's a setuptools-only option. Pip is only able to
use it for all packages because it forces the import of setuptools, and
thus setuptools' command overrides.

Fortunately we have the right answer in PEP 376, now we just need to get
it implemented.


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