Preparing release 2.3.1
TimurIzhbulatov at oilspace.com
Thu Jul 19 08:47:39 CEST 2007
Ryan Lovett wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 02:00:14PM +0200, Alain Spineux wrote:
>> Don't forget your package is already included in some distribution
>> and then widely available.
> Given that python-ldap is packaged by almost everyone, (excluding
> Microsoft, Apple, and Sun) what is there to gain with this binary
> distribution effort? Would anyone using Debian/Ubuntu, Red Hat/Fedora,
> SuSE, Mandriva, etc. require this project to distribute .egg files? I ask
> out of genuine curiosity, not to dissuade whoever is interested from
> pursuing this. I have no experience with using .eggs.
The problem is that setuptools won't detect python-ldap installed from distro
(it's not recorded in .pth files) and this prevents developers from declaring
their projects' requirements in setup.py. Providing the URL to the python-ldap
download page doesn't help because at the moment the source code has to be
configured manually before build.
I personally would prefer to build an .egg from source because python-ldap is
packaged differently across the distros. For example in Debian it is linked
against gnutls rather than openssl.
So, this is mostly a setuptools'/distribution problem.
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