[Distutils] Handling the binary dependency management problem

Marcus Smith qwcode at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 22:34:04 CET 2013

> Anoconda (the distribution  seems to address this by having conda packages
> that are essentially containers for the shared libs, and other packages
> that need those libs depend on them. I like this method, but it seems to me
> to be more a feature of the Anoconda distribution than the conda package
> manager -- in fact, I've been thinking of doing this exact same thing with
> binary wheels -- I haven't tried it yet, but don't see why it wouldn't work.
3 or 4 us now have mentioned curiosity in converting anaconda packages to
wheels (with specific interest in the non-python lib dependencies as
Anyone who tries this, please post your success or lack thereof.  I'm
pretty curious.

> The IPython web site makes it look like you really need to go get Anaconda
> or Canopy if you want iPython
> interesting...
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