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

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Apr 9 15:00:01 CEST 2008

At 10:00 AM 4/9/2008 +0200, Gael Varoquaux wrote:
>On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 12:41:32AM -0400, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> > >The way to achieve a database for Python would be to provide tools for
> > >conversion of eggs to rpms and debs,
> > Such tools already exist, although the conversion takes place from
> > source distributions rather than egg distributions.
>What is the status of the deb backend? The only one I know is unofficial
>maintained by Andrew Straw, but my information my be lagging behind.

I was under the impression that there were 2 .deb tools, neither one 
"official" in any sense, any more than 'bdist_rpm' is really 
"official" for RPM-based systems.

>By the way, if these tools work well, they are priceless!

I haven't had need to use any of them, so I don't really know.

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