[Pythonmac-SIG] PackMan issues
wtbridgman at radix.net
Thu Oct 30 19:30:33 EST 2003
I second this. I'm in a similar situation with fast connections at
work and a slow one at home.
I've tried PM a few times after it's initial release. One complaint is
that it doesn't report the size of the package so you can tell if it's
practical to update over a slow connection. I think I waited quite a
while for the documentation package to install.
I often retrieve the disk images & tarballs at work for building at
home from sources. Also, I have root privileges on my home systems but
only sudo limited access at work.
On Thursday, October 30, 2003, at 05:42 PM, Tom Loredo wrote:
> Hi folks-
> I love the package manager, but would like to raise the following
> issues (possible bug; feature requests):
> When I try to use PM at Bob I's pimp site, the list of packages is
> larger than the window. I can scroll down to see the bottom part of
> the list, but as soon as I release the scrollbar it immediately scrolls
> back up to the top of the list. Thus many of his packages are
> inaccessible. This is using MacPy2.3 on OS 10.2.6 on a G4 Quicksilver
> and on a G3 Powerbook.
> My G4 is at home with a dialup connection; my G3 I can bring to
> work with T3 access. Having one machine with a slow net connection
> is behind the following requests.
> First, I'd love to see package size information in the PM window.
> This way I can tell if it's realistic to download a package to
> my G4 over my dialup connection.
> Second, I'd love to see useful progress info on the download and
> installation. If I check "verbose," PM tries to produce this,
> but unfortuately the resulting text window update is too slow and
> I'll typically not see *any* of the progress lines until the
> download is complete, at which point the window happily shows
> me every status line from the start to 100%.
> Finally, I'd love for there to be a way to save a package locally
> in a way allowing it to be moved to another machine and installed
> via PM there. Perhaps I can just sync the site-packages
> directories on both machines, but I don't know if some of the
> packages have other side effects. Is this feasible? Ideally
> I'd like to grab the packages on my G3 at work, and install them
> on my G4 at home. I suppose I could do it directly with distutils,
> but it would be neat if PM could do this.
> Tom Loredo
> Pythonmac-SIG maillist - Pythonmac-SIG at python.org
More information about the Pythonmac-SIG