[Python-Dev] request for comments - standardization of python's purelib and platlib

Jan Matejek jan.matejek at novell.com
Fri Aug 14 09:32:08 PDT 2009

Dne 14.8.2009 10:02, Tarek Ziadé napsal(a):
>>> One, python depends on the "lib" directory. (from distro's point of
>>> view, prefix is /usr, so let's talk /usr/lib) Due to this, it's
>>> impossible to install python under /usr/lib64 without heavy patching.
>>> Repeated attempts to bring python developers to acknowledge and rectify
>>> the situation have all failed (common argument here is "that would mean
>>> redesign of distutils and huge parts of whatnot").
>> This is now Tarek's call, so this may or may not have changed in terms of
>> what the (now) distutils maintainer thinks.
> I don't recall those repeated attempts , but I've been around for less
> than two years.

then please have a look at those:


> You are very welcome to come in the Distutils-SIG ML to discuss these matters.
> I'm moving the discussion there.

Thank you. I stopped reposting to python-dev for now.

> Among the proposals you have detailed, the sharedir way seems like the
> most simple/interesting
> one (depending on you answer to Brett's question )
> Regards
> Tarek

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