CPAN functionality for python

D-Man dsh8290 at
Mon Feb 12 17:02:04 CET 2001

On Sun, Feb 11, 2001 at 02:06:37PM +0000, ssthapa at wrote:
|   I've created a sort of proof of concept that implements something 
| similar to perl's CPAN.  Right now, it allows basic user interaction 
| and should be able to download and install modules.  
|   At this point, I want to know whether I should continue on this. Also
| and possibly more importantly, I would like to know if there is any place
| to discuss formats for holding information about packages and other similar
| information.  I have some ideas floating around but would like to get other
| opinons and it seems like the Catalog-SIG is inactive.  If there is enough
| positive feedback, I'll open up a project on Sourceforge and put my
| code up there.  Any comments, suggestions, or help on where to go from here 
| would also be appreciated.

Debian has a great system for package management and dependency
resolving.  Maybe we should port dpkg/apt to all other OSes? ;-)
Certainly installing (python) modules on a Debian system isn't too
bad.  (I've never used CPAN so I don't know how it compares)


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