[Python-Dev] Impact of Windows PowerShell OneGet ?

Glenn Linderman v+python at g.nevcal.com
Thu Oct 30 18:48:28 CET 2014

On 10/30/2014 7:30 AM, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>> Most likely, OneGet won't replace pip/PyPI, any more than apt or yum
>> does; but it may be worth having Python itself available that way.
>> That might simply mean having someone package up Python and put it on
>> an appropriate server, or maybe python.org could end up hosting a
>> repo.
> Python is already available in Chocolatey:
> https://chocolatey.org/packages/python
> Given that OneGet intends to support Chocolatey as a repository,
> it might just work already. All python.org would have to guarantee
> is stable URLs for the Python msi files.
It might. Thanks for that information.

Poking around the link, I discover a weirdness: the claim that the 
package to install 32-bit Python on 64-bit systems is different than 
installing the 32-bit Python on 32-bit systems. While the instructions 
are explicit on what to do inside the chocolatey environment for all 3 
cases (the third being 64-bit install on 64-bit systems), I'm baffled as 
to why there is a difference, because there isn't when downloading 
32-bit Python from python.org...

And there is a weird reference to chocolatey's -x86 parameter, and the 
explanation seems to be that chocolatey has provision for installing 
32-bit or 64-bit packages on 64-bit systems, but  that the way Python is 
included in chocolatey, that provision can't be used.  Sounds very 
strange, like whoever set this up either didn't understand Python, or 
didn't understand chocolatey, or there is some limitation to the 
chocolatey implementation of 32-bit vs 64-bit packages.

Maybe if I understand chocolatey, this wouldn't seem so weird.
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