[Python-Dev] PEP 3149 thoughts

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sat Sep 11 00:23:43 CEST 2010

On Sep 12, 2010, at 04:10 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:

>> Does PEP 3149 have any advantage for Windows installations?
>I don't see any immediate advantage. The problem that the PEP addresses
>typically doesn't exist on Windows.


>>> 2. Why does the PEP recommend installing stuff
>>> into /usr/share/pyshared?
>> It's just a suggestion, but as it turns out, probably an incorrect
>> one.  I'll rephrase this to make it clear that it's up to the
>> distribution as to where exactly these files get installed.  Nothing
>> about this PEP changes the default from-source installation
>> directory.
>Is the rephrasing done already?

Yes, but I forgot to commit the change.  Done now.

>I still wonder why you suggest /usr/share should be used, when the FHS
>says it should be /usr/lib. This keeps confusing me, despite not being
>part of the specification.

I don't, as you should now see.

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