[Distutils] [final version?] PEP 513 - A Platform Tag for Portable Linux Built Distributions

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Sat Jan 30 15:48:47 EST 2016

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 12:58 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I also think this version covers everything we need it to cover, so
> I'm going to mark it as Active and point to this post as the
> resolution :)

Awesome! Thanks everyone :-)

Of course, as soon as this happened I discovered two small but
substantive bugs in the text...

- the text refers to 32-bit linux as "i386" (because I foolishly
trusted PEP 425); it turns out that on any modern system the platform
tag is "linux_i686".
- there was a small bug in the is_manylinux1_compatible sample code,
because I missed that distutils.util.get_platform() uses a hyphen
separator instead of an underscore. (But now the sample code is
running as part of the test suite for the docker image, so I know it

Both are fixed in the diff that I just sent to the pep editors:


Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org

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