[Python-Dev] How we can get rid of eggs for 2.6 and beyond

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Sat Mar 22 08:53:24 CET 2008

On 22 Mar, 2008, at 2:44, A.M. Kuchling wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 06:41:00PM -0400, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>> I'm making the assumption that the author(s) of PEP 262 had good
>> reason for including what they did, rather than assuming that we
>> should start the entire process over from scratch.
> The goal *was* originally to provide for RPM-like verification of file
> content, but I don't know that the verification feature really matters
> that much; OSes with packaging systems already support such a feature,
> probably, and it probably isn't particularly useful for systems
> without a packaging system.

Why not? Checksums would allow you to build a small packaging system
on top the python system.

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