distutils and Debian

Colin J. Williams cjw at sympatico.ca
Thu Nov 11 15:45:24 CET 2004

Istvan Albert wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
>> only depend on the main python package. Most packages that need Python 
>> *don't* need distutils or the C headers or the static library.
> The *devel* branch in my interpretation means the distribution
> that contains the files used during the development of the
> application itself. For example the C headers
> that you mention.
> But it should not mean removing support
> for installing new scripts for the runtime
> application!
> Distutils is primarily about installing and distributing
> python programs and it has little to do with developing
> python itself. Some packages will not
> be installable without the devel branch but removing
> distutils to head off that situation seems very odd.
> Istvan.
I'm inclined to agree with this.

Colin W.

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