[Python-Dev] Python and the Linux Standard Base (LSB)
barry at python.org
Wed Nov 29 00:45:04 CET 2006
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On Nov 28, 2006, at 4:05 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On 11/28/06, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
>> There's a related issue that may or may not be in scope for this
>> thread. For distros like Gentoo or Ubuntu that rely heavily on their
>> own system Python for the OS to work properly, I'm quite loathe to
>> install Cheeseshop packages into the system site-packages.
> I wonder if would help if we were to add a vendor-packages directory
> where distros can put their own selection of 3rd party stuff they
> depend on, to be searched before site-packages, and a command-line
> switch that ignores site-package but still searches vendor-package.
> (-S would almost do it but probably suppresses too much.)
I keep thinking I'd like to treat the OS as just another application,
so that there's nothing special about it and the same infrastructure
could be used for other applications with lots of entry level scripts.
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