[Distutils] Re: CPAN functionality for python - requirements

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Tue Feb 27 20:16:08 CET 2001


On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 08:44:02AM -0800, Michel Sanner wrote:
>One issue that we are strugling with is versions of packages.Is there a
>"standard" way to deal with versions ? how do you plan to find out whether
>someone has a compatible version of any given package ?

That's something that I don't think we can do without human intervention.
If package X version 1.50 "fixes" something, the dependencies will have
to list "X >=1.20 <1.50".  Something like that...  In many cases it's
safe to say "X >=1.20", but there are certainly some places where that's
likely to have to be ammended on a case-by-case basis.

Sean
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