Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: site-packages Considered Harmful

Slightly off-topic, but I really wish more people who use distutils would test that their packages work properly with bdist_rpm. It may not solve the problem for distro packagers, who have their own constraints, but for end-users at very least it allows easier package tracking and updates. I understand that bdist_rpm isn't the most easy thing to use (the MANIFEST stuff is just ... arcane), but the benefits are pretty big.

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