[Distutils] Re: CPAN functionality for python

John J. Lee phrxy at csv.warwick.ac.uk
Tue Feb 27 13:06:23 EST 2001

On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Tim Peters wrote:

> [Guido]
> > (So far my experience with Windows installers is much more
> > positive than with RPMs though -- RPMs forever seem to depend
> > on some version of some other RPM that you don't have.)
> [John J. Lee]
> > Surely this is a function of free vs. non-free software as opposed to
> > which particular packaging format you are using?
> I doubt it has much to do with either.  It's more that, over very painful
> years of installers that routinely crashed, Windows apps that rely on
> anything external have learned to ship with *everything* they need.  Heck,

Well yes, that was one of the things I was thinking of (I don't remember
what the others were now :-).  But you are right in saying that 'bundling
everything' does not really divide along the free / non-free line.


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