[Distutils] heads-up on a plot to bring linux wheels to pypi

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 05:19:28 EST 2016

On 14 January 2016 at 20:12, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14 January 2016 at 15:55, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
>> - build some test wheels
>> - write a proper PEP
>> - convince pip and pypi maintainers that this is a good idea ;-)
> While I've historically advocated against the idea of defining our own
> "Linux platform ABI" subset, the fact that Enthought and Continuum are
> successfully distributing pre-built binaries through the simple "use
> CentOS 5.11" approach seems promising.
> In terms of non-scientific packages, the main group I'd suggest
> getting in touch with is pycryptography, as we'll probably want to
> baseline a more recent version of OpenSSL than the one in CentOS 5.11.

Ah, looking at https://github.com/manylinux/auditwheel, I see anything
linking to OpenSSL would fail the platform audit, at least for the
current draft policy. That also seems like a potentially reasonable
approach (although it could lead to complaints about "Why doesn't
project <X> offer a wheel file?")


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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