[Distutils] Some clarifications and/or corrections to PEP 376

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jan 7 15:40:26 CET 2013

Jeroen Dekkers <jeroen <at> dekkers.ch> writes:

> We can specify that paths in RECORDS can be relative to the parent
> directory of the .dist-info directory or absolute and both must be
> supported by installation tools. Whether relative or absolute paths
> are used is decided by the tool that creates/modifies the RECORDS
> file.
> That seems easy enough to implement, while flexible enough to support
> the different use cases.

Yes, and I've now implemented this in distlib. Tests are still to be added to
cover all cases, but I am now able to upgrade / uninstall pip-installed dists,
which seems promising.


Vinay Sajip

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