[Distutils] Why I like eggs (or similar mechanisms) and my thoughts on future of buildout
dholth at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 16:56:14 EDT 2016
We have manifests before and after in wheel but good conflict management is
still theoretical. I think someone had a prototype years ago. For example
checking checksums on uninstall and maybe not uninstalling modified
On Sat, Aug 20, 2016, 15:47 Jim Fulton <jim at jimfulton.info> wrote:
> 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
> Jim Fulton
> Distutils-SIG maillist - Distutils-SIG at python.org
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