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

glyph at divmod.com glyph at divmod.com
Thu Nov 30 06:06:18 CET 2006

On 04:11 am, fdrake at acm.org wrote:
>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":
>    http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/latest/

Thanks for digging that up!  Not a whole lot of meat there, but at least it gives me some env vars to set / check...

> > On the "easy_install" naming front, how about "layegg"?
>Actually, why not just "egg"?

That works for me.  I assumed there was some other reason the obvious answer hadn't been chosen :).
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