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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 10:10:53 CEST 2013

On 18 July 2013 08:57, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Shipping an msi installer for pip (perhaps bundling with setuptools)
> would also be an acceptable alternative.


I would suggest that this approach, if it were considered seriously, should
be reviewed carefully by someone who understands MSI installers (not me!).
Specifically, if I install pip via an MSI, then use "python -m pip install
-U pip", will the "Add/Remove Programs" entry created by the MSI still
uninstall cleanly? Broken uninstall options and incomplete package removals
are a perennial problem on Windows, usually caused by messing with
installed files outside control of the installer.

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