[Distutils] Module Installation Issues

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Tue Sep 13 18:21:10 EDT 2016

On 2016-09-13 23:00:25 +0100 (+0100), Paul Moore wrote:
> And things get significantly worse if we allow upgrades from the
> Python prompt rather than just installs (e.g., if you have already
> imported something from the old version and then upgrade).

If you need it, and of course only if your software is actually
written to handle it (contextually), there is a function to handle


I've used it in some very specific situations where you need to
change out parts of a running daemon without restarting the process,
but you really need a lot of extra care to get out of contexts
utilizing the modules being reloaded if you want the replacements to
actually be used.
Jeremy Stanley

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