[Distutils] Why I like eggs (or similar mechanisms) and my thoughts on future of buildout

Jim Fulton jim at jimfulton.info
Sat Aug 20 15:46:50 EDT 2016

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 3:02 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:


> I have the impression that uninstalling things can be
> problematic, but maybe that's been fixed.
> Uninstallation is fine, as we *do* have a full file manifest after a
> component has been installed.

So, if package A and B install the same file, X, and then A is uninstalled,
is X still there?  If then B is uninstalled, does X go away?  Does this
machinery depend on whether X has the the same contents in A and B?



Jim Fulton
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