[Python-Dev] [Distutils] At least one package management tool for 2.7

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 12:53:01 CET 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Darren Dale <dsdale24 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 6:26 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The open question is: do we want to include a full installer that
>> takes care of installing / removing dependencies as well ?
>> I think not. Pip already provides this feature on the top of distutils
>> (and distutils2 later I guess) and is not hard to install on the top
>> of Python.
> Is pip able to determine and install dependencies recursively, like
> easy_install does? Or is it up to the requested package to it specify
> its dependencies (and its dependencies dependencies) in a pip
> requirements file that is distributed separately?

Pip uses the same standard: the install_requires option in setuptools,
that is put in a requires.txt file when the egg-info is computed.

Notice that we have defined this field in the new version of the
metadata (PEP 345) for future interoperability.

Let's remove python-dev for packaging talks in the next answers


> Darren

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