[Distutils] PEP453 - Explicit bootstrapping of pip in Python installations

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Fri Aug 30 18:36:00 CEST 2013

On Aug 30, 2013, at 12:32 PM, Marcus Smith <qwcode at gmail.com> wrote:

> > This should specify if it is ever expected to be kept in the CPython repo (and thus distributed in the source tarball) or if it will simply be bundled in the installers (and thus never included with the source).
> Nick may say differently (he's much more "in tune" with what files are owned by which processes) but I'd expect that the ``getpip`` module will be included as a normal part of the standard library and with it a tarball (or a Wheel) containing the sources of the bundled software.
> will getpip also replace the current role of "get-pip.py" (available in pip's master branch), i.e. will getpip be available for download and be mentioned in the pip install instructions for python's that don't have it?

Pip will probably need to maintain get-pip.py for any Python version it supports that Doesn't have the getpip module.

Donald Stufft
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