[Python-Dev] Accept just PEP-0426

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 00:43:32 CET 2012

No. We trust the packages we install, including the way they decide to use the metadata. A bad package could delete all our files or cause dependency resolution to fail. Mostly they won't.

Daniel Holth

On Nov 20, 2012, at 5:26 PM, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Daniel Holth <dholth <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> They mean pretty much what the same words mean in RPM and do not need further
>> bikeshedding.
> But isn't it the case that the scenarios are different because in the case of
> RPMs, we have a presumed authority which can determine e.g. what obsoletes what,
> whereas with Python distributions, there's no central authority that has this
> function?
> Regards,
> Vinay Sajip
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