[Distutils] Docker, development, buildout, virtualenv, local/global install

Ionel Cristian Mărieș contact at ionelmc.ro
Wed Jun 15 19:54:25 EDT 2016

On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 1:52 AM, Reinout van Rees <reinout at vanrees.org>

> Aaargh, that Gliph talk gave me a *lot* of food for thought. And that's a
> good thing.

​His main argument is that not using a virtualenv can lead to version
conflicts. Eg: app you installed with apt will probably break if it depends
on packages installed with pip. Not to mention the metadata and uninstall
mess that come with that.

A sound argument. However, none of that applies to a Docker image. You'd
have a single set of dependencies, so what's the point of using unnecessary
tools and abstractions. :-)​

-- Ionel Cristian Mărieș, http://blog.ionelmc.ro
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