[issue9761] stale .pyc files aren't cleaned out
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Fri Sep 3 21:33:04 CEST 2010
New submission from Steve Thompson <steve.f.thompson at gmail.com>:
I'm running pythong 2.6.1 on Windows XP SP3.
On many occasions I have ran into cases where I've installed a new package via the package's setup.py (pylint, logilab-common, etc) and new .pyc files don't get generated when I attempt to run the tools/packages. I'm not sure if this should be considered a package issue or an interpreter issue. I'd like to see the interpreter regenerate the .pyc file as expected so my colleagues and I don't burn time on "broken" packages we know nothing about only to find out it was due to some stale .pyc files. A quick fix would be to make the packages in question clean out their installation directories or regenerate all the pyc files manually.
How should this issue be handled?
components: Interpreter Core, Windows
title: stale .pyc files aren't cleaned out
versions: Python 2.6
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