Time for a Python "distribution" ? was:Not enough Python library development

Bruce Sass bsass at freenet.edmonton.ab.ca
Fri Jul 6 00:35:38 CEST 2001


On Thu, 5 Jul 2001, Bjorn Pettersen wrote:
<...>
> Which is just begging for someone to do:
>
>   try:
>     import Numeric
>   except ImportError:
>     import pyppm
>     pyppm.install('Numeric')
>     import Numeric
>
> <wink>?

Ya, that is the nasty side of nice'n'easy to use automated package
management systems... they can install stuff behind your back if not
done properly.

As a *nixer I don't worry too much 'cause I don't run untrusted
software as the superuser... but you win users must be concerned.


- Bruce





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