[Python-Dev] Multiple levels of site-packages

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Aug 6 19:20:00 EDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-08-06 at 14:09, Ronald Oussoren wrote:

> 1) part of the python core
> 2) part of the system vendor packages
> 3) locally installed network-wide packages
> 4) locally installed system-wide packages
> 5) locally installed user packages
> Items 2 to 5 are currently lumped together in site-packages. IMO it 
> would be usefull to define a mechanism to define these levels of 
> package collections, and to teach distutils about them. This would make 
> it easier for system vendors to keep the packages provided by the 
> system seperate from locally installed packages.

+1.  I actually argued for a separate #5 when we were originally
discussing site-packages.  Now, I think we have better use cases to back
it up, and I for one would really like to see this.


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