[Python-Dev] request for comments - standardization of python's purelib and platlib
david.lyon at preisshare.net
Thu Aug 13 20:02:42 PDT 2009
It's not impossible, but you have some dependencies.
If you can patch distutils within Suse, then it mightn't be so
difficult. Distutils is not much more than a file copier.
Inside distutils, a lot of the paths that you are talking
about are hardcoded.
> 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.
correction - light 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").
Make it a zope/plone issue... and something might get done about it....
If it's a windows or linux issue... pour petrol on it and light a match..
seriously... it's not major refactoring.. it's just changing a few
constants.. within distutils..
> Let's put our heads together and choose good default locations for
> purelib and platlib. Then add support to python for recognizing the
> locations by default, and possibly leave note in FHS that "this is the
Sure - discuss away. But you might end up having to patch your own
> 2 - the sharedir way
> purelib = /usr/share/python/X.Y
> platlib = /usr/lib(64)/pythonX.Y/site-packages
> + clean separation of purelib - nice!
> + unheard of - a good place to start anew
> - FHS states that /usr/share is for data. But OTOH, they don't say much
> about platform-independent bytecode. We could probably get an exception
> for this.
> - unheard of - everyone will be surprised
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