Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: site-packages Considered Harmful

site-packages should be used for system wide, stable packages. I try and use mostly things that are in Debian. That way I am pretty sure the package is useful, stable, easily installable(and upgradable, removable), and of a certain level of quality.

I recommend any finished package go through the getting into debian experience. It is a good peer review, and an extra set of bug testers.

Requiring root to install random-buggy-incomplete-python-package is quite bad too.

Have fun!

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by Rene Dudfield