eggs considered harmful
John J. Lee
jjl at pobox.com
Mon Jun 25 21:50:27 CEST 2007
Harry George <harry.g.george at boeing.com> writes:
> jjl at pobox.com (John J. Lee) writes:
>> 2. You can run your own private egg repository. IIRC, it's as simple
>> as a directory of eggs and a plain old web server with directory
>> listings turned on. You then run easy_install -f URL package_name
>> instead of easy_install package_name . The distutils-sig archives
>> will have more on this.
> Again, not speaking for anyone else: With 500 OSS packages, all of
> which play by the same tarball rules, we don't have resources to
> handle eggs differently.
You said earlier:
> The rules are that a) a very few authorized downloaders obtain
> tarballs and put them in a depot and b) other users get tarballs from
> the depot and build from source.
Not sure how this differs significantly "from running a repository",
in the sense I use it above.
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