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

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Apr 10 16:51:13 CEST 2008

At 12:12 AM 4/10/2008 -0700, Stephen Hansen wrote:
>I think PJE's idea here is very good. Just include certain files and 
>such in the RPM/DEB that will satisfy the 
>"python-package-management" system. For RPM/DEB users and their OS's 
>database of packages, its irrelevant largely-- they'll still keep 
>using their own system. But if a product needs something without a 
>.deb or .rpm, or if someone's on an operating system without a 
>native system-- they can still gather everything they need.

I've narrowed it a bit from that, actually.  It's safest if 
easy_install simply refuses to touch any files that it can't tell 
were installed by it (or a compatible system, eg. distutils.)

While that won't solve Paul Moore's desire for the One True Package 
Manager, it will at least make it possible to move forward.

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