[Distutils] Beyond wheel 1.0: more fine-grained installation scheme

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 00:00:48 CEST 2015

On 14 Apr 2015 09:28, "Daniel Holth" <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's exactly what I would like to do. Then
> distribution-1.0.data/sysconfdir/file in a wheel would install into
> /etc/file in the default scheme, but would probably really wind up in
> $VIRTUAL_ENV/etc/... for most of us web developers.
> IIRC extra package-1.0-data/* directories in wheel are undefined. I
> would have no problem putting fine-grained install schemes in 2.0 and
> putting some of the other "wheel 2.0" features into wheel 3.
> Incrementing the major version number would cause older pip to reject
> the newer wheels, incrementing the minor version would produce a
> warning.

+1, although I expect bdist_wheel would likely need support on the
generation side to use the lowest viable version of the wheel spec for a
given package.

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