[Distutils] Installing packages using pip

Robert McGibbon rmcgibbo at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 17:20:28 EST 2015

But I think dll/pyd files from extension modules present more of a
challenge, since they're left open. I recall some issues around this with
conda (e.g. https://github.com/conda/conda-build/pull/520)


On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 12:31 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 15 November 2015 at 20:25, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal
> <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> > Though I suspect that Window's aggressive file locking will put the
> kibosh
> > on in-place upgrades :)
> Generally, no. Python loads pyc files with a single read, it doesn't
> leave the files open. The only locking issues are when you try to
> upgrade a wrapper exe while it's in use. That might affect you if you
> try to upgrade IPython from within IPython, but otherwise it's
> probably fine.
> Paul
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