On Thu, 08 May 2008 21:12:30 +1000
Danny Rawlins wrote:
> I would like to raise a discussion and a recommendation on Python
> eggs, to remove or keep.
> For those that don't know Python eggs is managed by 'setuptools'.
> Python eggs are another installation method smiler to Ruby gems,
> Python egg files are a meta file of information on what to install
> and what dependences each egg has. As I see it this way, I much
> prefer to have pkgutils handle all programs installed on my system,
> and raising the point of removing '*.egg-info' (egg meta data) files.
> Currently three ports remove the egg files: 'pycrypto', 'twisted' and
> Removing egg files would break Python using it's meta data but this
> wont matter as pkgutils is handling this already in it's dependencys.
> Those that like using Python eggs would install there Python program
> eggs and not use pkgutils at all so they should be OK with this.
> I would like your opinion on this change.
Seems to keep with removing cruft from packages, I'd say go for it.
> Danny Rawlins
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