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

Jan Claeys lists at janc.be
Thu Nov 30 21:05:49 CET 2006

Op woensdag 29-11-2006 om 12:23 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Armin
> I could not agree more.  Nowadays, whenever I get an account on a new
> Linux machine, the first thing I have to do is reinstall Python
> correctly in my home dir because the system Python lacks distutils.
> Wasteful.  (There are some applications and libraries that use
> distutils at run-time to compile things, and I'm using such
> applications and libraries on a daily basis.) 

I think you should blame the sysadmins, and kick them to install python
properly for use by a developer, because every distro I know provides
distutils...   ;-)

Jan Claeys

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