[Distutils] Re: CPAN functionality for python - requirements

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin at mems-exchange.org
Tue Feb 27 15:25:10 EST 2001

On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 01:20:28PM -0700, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 02:49:40AM -0700, Bruce Sass wrote:
>>Wouldn't it be better to have a standard way to convert a Python
>>package into an RPM, that way any packaging problems will be seen by
>>everyone and the fix will be fast.

There is such a way: python setup.py bdist_rpm.  (Or build
--build-format=rpm, if you prefer.)

>We spent quite a while discussing the sad state of the documentation at our
>last pythoneers meeting.  Mark Lutz was shocked that people would actually
>use javadoc, but they do seem to simply becuase it was available and was
>"good enough".
>We are missing similar functionality.

Indeed; no one ever pronounced on a format, so work has been stagnant.
That will probably change with the addition of pydoc in 2.1beta1.


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