[Distutils] Working toward Linux wheel support

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Aug 20 21:14:01 CEST 2015

On Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:26:44 -0400
Nate Coraor <nate at bx.psu.edu> wrote:
> So I need a bit of guidance here. I've arbitrarily chosen some tags -
> `rhel` for example - and wonder if, like PEP 425's mapping of Python
> implementations to tags, a defined mapping of Linux distributions to
> shorthand tags is necessary (of course this would be difficult to keep up
> to date, but binary-compatibility.cfg would make it less relevant in the
> long run).
> Alternatively, I could simply trust and normalize
> platform.linux_distribution()[0],

In practice, the `platform` module does not really keep up to date with
evolution in the universe of Linux distributions.



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