[Distutils] draft PEP: manylinux1

Nate Coraor nate at bx.psu.edu
Fri Jan 29 14:35:12 EST 2016

On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 6:29 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 22 January 2016 at 20:48, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> > People who rely on Linux distributions want to continue
> > to do so and get regular updates for system packages from
> > their system vendor. Having wheel files override these
> > system packages by including libs directly in the wheel
> > silently breaks this expectation, potentially opening
> > up the installations for security holes, difficult to
> > track bugs and possible version conflicts with already
> > loaded versions of the shared libs.
> For the time being, these users should either pass the "--no-binary"
> option to pip, ask their distro to provide an index of pre-built wheel
> files for that distro (once we have the distro-specific wheel tagging
> PEP sorted out), or else ask their distro to update system Python
> packages in a more timely fashion (or all of the above).

Is there a distro-specific wheel tagging PEP in development somewhere that
I missed? If not, I will get the ball rolling on it.

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