[Python-Dev] Python and the Linux Standard Base (LSB)

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at acm.org
Thu Nov 30 05:11:58 CET 2006

On Wednesday 29 November 2006 22:20, glyph at divmod.com wrote:
 > GNOME et. al. aren't promoting the concept too hard.  It's just the first
 > convention I came across.  (Pardon the lack of references here, but it's
 > very hard to google for "~/.local" - I just know that I was looking for a
 > convention when I wrote combinator, and this is the one I found.)

~/.local/ is described in the "XDG Base Directory Specification":


 > On the "easy_install" naming front, how about "layegg"?

Actually, why not just "egg"?  That's parallel to "rpm" at least, and there 
isn't such a command installed on my Ubuntu box already.  (Using synaptic to 
search for "egg" resulted in little that actually had "egg" in the name or 
short description; there was wnn7egg (a Wnn7 input method), but that's really 


Fred L. Drake, Jr.   <fdrake at acm.org>

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