[Distutils] PEP425 - Wheel Binary Package Compatibility

Richard Jones richard at python.org
Thu Oct 30 01:29:35 CET 2014

It could get quite messy, without consensus. I figured custom tags would be
a more local thing.

On 30 October 2014 11:17, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:

> On Oct 29, 2014, at 7:57 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30 Oct 2014 07:20, "Marcus Smith" <qwcode at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > yes, I'm partial to a solution like this prior to wheel 2.0 (that I
> imagine would support additional/custom tags)
> +1 for being able to add additional custom platform tags in the file
> naming convention from me as well. As Marcus noted earlier, even if you set
> up distro specific indexes currently, there's nothing built into the
> tooling to keep you from trying to install (e.g.) a Fedora 21 wheel on RHEL
> or CentOS 5 (which is highly unlikely to work, given that the core ABIs in
> RHEL/CentOS 5 are 7 or 8 years old at this point).
> We'd be highly unlikely to flip the switch from "experimental service, use
> at your own risk" to "fully supported Fedora feature" while that's still
> the case.
> With arbitrary platform tags, we could inject that into the wheel
> filenames as part of the build process, and then again when invoking pip.
> That opens things up for us to figure out how to best flag compatibility
> on the distro side, without committing to a specific approach upstream (not
> yet, anyway).
> An alternative approach would be to add an "additional wheel suffix"
> setting for pip that allowed us to have names with endings like ".fc21.whl"
> or ".el7.whl" recognised as valid wheel files.
> I'm not that worried about the exact details though - the main feature I'd
> like is the ability to create wheel files that pip will ignore by default,
> but will accept if I specifically tell it what to look for.
> Do we plan for this to be allowed to upload to PyPI proper? These custom
> tags?
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