[Distutils] draft PEP: manylinux1

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 21:14:41 EST 2016

On 30 January 2016 at 05:30, Nate Coraor <nate at bx.psu.edu> wrote:
> I wonder if, in relation to this, it may be best to have two separate tags:
> one to indicate that the wheel includes external libraries rolled in to it,
> and one to indicate that it doesn't. That way, a user can make a conscious
> decision as to whether they want to install any wheels that could include
> libraries that won't be maintained by the distribution package manager. That
> way if we end up in a future world where manylinux wheels and
> distro-specific wheels (that may depend on non-default distro packages) live
> in PyPI together, there'd be a way to indicate a preference.

I don't think we want to go into that level of detail in the platform
tag, but metadata for bundled pre-built binaries in wheels and
vendored dependencies in sdists is worth considering as an enhancement
in its own right.


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