[Distutils] RFC: Binary Distribution Format for distutils2/packaging

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Mar 15 04:06:47 CET 2012

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> If there's a binary egg available, how do I know whether it's needed
> without trying a source install and seeing if it works?

The egg will have a platform string in its name in that case.  Otherwise,
it'll be just package-version-pyX.X.egg.

(Actually, on reflection, I'm not sure I understand your question: "needed"
relative to what?  to downloading the source version?)
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