ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Aug 26 14:45:23 CEST 2009
Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com> writes:
> What is the relation between dist-packages/site-packages if any? Is
> this just a name change or is there some other problem being
The problem being addressed is to maintain the distinction between
OS-vendor-managed files versus sysadmin-managed files. That is, the
* Python packages installed by the operating system package manager (the
OS “distribution”, as distinct from the Python-specific meaning of
that term); versus
* Python packages installed by the site administrator, outside the
purview of the OS package manager.
This distinction is important in operating systems with a functioning
> For developers is it best just to create one's own private
> installations from the original tarballs?
Developers should be making changes as neither the system administrator
nor the OS package manager, but as a regular user of the system. So
installing to a user-specific package location seems best.
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