[Distutils] Current Python packaging status (from my point of view)

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 05:34:25 EDT 2016

On 2 November 2016 at 23:08, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> After all, you can use pip from within a conda environment just fine :-)

In my experience (some time ago) doing so ended up with the "tangled
mess of multiple systems" you mentioned. Conda can't uninstall
something I installed with pip, and I have no obvious way of
introspecting "which installer did I use to install X?" And if I pip
uninstall something installed by conda, I break things. (Apologies if
I misrepresent, it was a while ago, but I know I ended up deciding
that I needed to keep a log of every package I installed and what I
installed it with if I wanted to keep things straight...)

Has that improved?

I'm not trying to complain, I don't have any particular expectation
that conda "has to" support using pip on a conda installation. But I
do want to make sure we're clear on what works and what doesn't.


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