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2 items tagged “easyinstall”


easy_install no longer working with SourceForge-hosted projects? Unsurprising, since installation software (which is often run as root) that crawls the web and scrapes HTML pages for download links is a horrible, horrible idea.

# 19th August 2009, 11:38 am / easyinstall, python, sourceforge


Kevin Teague explains the Python packaging ecosystem. The distinction between setuptools, PyPI, distutils, eggs, easy_install, pkg_resources and zc.buildout used to make my head spin. Kevin Teague’s outstanding explanation made it all make sense.

# 15th September 2008, 2:06 pm / buildout, distutils, django, easyinstall, eggs, kevinteague, pypi, python, setuptools