[Python-Dev] PEP 250, site-python, site-packages

Gregor Hoffleit gregor@hoffleit.de
Tue, 3 Jul 2001 15:05:35 +0200

On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 03:00:03PM +0200, Thomas Wouters wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 02:53:11PM +0200, Gregor Hoffleit wrote:
> > Right, I forgot about that. It's not so bad for Debian though, since
> > most of our packages byte-compile the stuff only when unpacking the
> > package. Since installation of a new python-base package recompiles the
> > complete site-packages tree (but not yet site-python, you got me ;-),
> > we're not hurt by that problem.
> What about when you want to have multiple python versions, like python
> 1.5.2, 2.0.1, 2.1.1 and 2.2-CVS-snapshot ? :-)

You've hit the forbidden question ;-)

Seriously, does anybody (besides the Python developers) feel a need to
have multiple Python versions on the same system ?

If there's a real world need for this, then, yes, we had to come up with
a completely different setup. I guess this setup might involve symlink
farms (urghh).