[Distutils] buildout and system packages: a simpler idea?

Reinout van Rees reinout at vanrees.org
Mon Sep 19 22:39:36 CEST 2011

On 19-09-11 19:24, Benji York wrote:
>> What you normally want is just to use the system's PIL and mapnik and numpy.
>> >  All stuff that you really don't want to build from source. So you assume it
>> >  is installed with a clicky-clicky installer on windows and with apt-get on
>> >  ubuntu.
> There's another thing you might want when using a system Python: to
> exclude some packages.  I suspect that's what makes it hard.

My guess is that that's indeed a very hard task. But not that common. If 
you want to use something from your system python, it is more than 
reasonable to expect you to keep it somewhat clean and unpolluted by 
packages you don't want in most of your buildouts.


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