[Python-Dev] [Distutils] how to easily consume just the parts of eggs that are good for you

zooko zooko at zooko.com
Tue Apr 8 20:46:27 CEST 2008

On Apr 8, 2008, at 11:27 AM, Lloyd Kvam wrote:
> When I wear my sysadmin hat, eggs become a nuisance.
> As a developer, eggs are great.
> Fortunately, distutils includes tools like bdist_rpm so that python
> modules can be packaged for easy processing by the system package
> manager.  So once I need to switch back to a sysadmin role, I can use
> the system tools to install and track packages.

This is the same experience I have.  I rely on setuptools and eggs  
extensively in developing our software, and I use setuptools and eggs  
as the primary method of giving our source code to other programmers.

But no software is ever installed on our production servers unless  
that software is in .deb form in an apt-gettable repository, and this  
requirement is unlikely to change for the forseeable future.



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