ubuntu dist-packages

Jorgen Grahn grahn+nntp at snipabacken.se
Wed Aug 26 17:48:53 CEST 2009

On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:46:13 +0200, Diez B. Roggisch
<deets at nospam.web.de> wrote:
> Robin Becker wrote:
>> I was surprised a couple of days ago when trying to assist a colleage with
>> his python setup on a ubuntu 9.04 system.
>> We built our c-extensions and manually copied them into place, but
>> site-packages wasn't there. It seems that ubuntu now wants stuff to go
>> into lib/python2.6/dist-packages.

> I don't know much about the atrocities distributions commit to
> python-installations (ripping out distutils "because it's a developer-only
> thing",

Well, if you are thinking about Debian Linux, it's not as much
"ripping out" as "splitting into a separate package with a non-obvious
name". Annoying at times, but hardly an atrocity.


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