[Python-Dev] Killing off bdist_dumb

A.M. Kuchling amk@amk.ca
Wed, 13 Nov 2002 17:30:57 -0500

[CC'ed to python-dev, distutils-sig; followups to distutils-sig]

In the commentary attached to bug #410541, I suggest removing the
bdist_dumb command, because no interesting platforms actually install
from zip files.  

Are there any platforms Python supports, such as Slackware, BeOS,
AtheOS, or whatever, where the convention is to do binary
installations from .zip files?  Any objections to killing bdist_dumb?

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