[Distutils] Q about best practices now (or near future)

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Wed Jul 17 21:47:55 CEST 2013

On Jul 17, 2013, at 3:44 PM, Oscar Benjamin <oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I meant the latter. The source deb would comprise the sdist (that may
> or may not be "traditional") and other distro files. The author of the
> sdist designed it with the intention that it could be turned into a
> wheel in some way (perhaps not the traditional one). So the natural
> way to build it is to use the author's intended build mechanism, end
> up with a wheel, and then convert that to an installable deb.

As far as I know that's not how distros package things.

They'll take the source and package it into a source package for their platform, and then their build machines will build binary packages for all the archectures they support. I don't suspect the distros to use Wheels at all.

Donald Stufft
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