[arch-dev-public] Python packaging policy

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Dec 18 07:34:02 EST 2008

Allan McRae wrote:
> Hi all,
> A few recent bugs have highlighted issues with how we deal with 
> compiled versions (.pyo/.pyc) of python (.py) files.    We should 
> probably make a policy on how these should be handled during packaging.
> Given I am the python maintainer, I suppose I should be doing this, 
> but I am wanting to do some more makepkg/pacman stuff so it would be 
> good if someone else wants to take the lead on this.
> Here is a couple of policies from other distros
> Debian: http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/python-policy/
> Fedora: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Python
> If someone (not necessarily a dev) wants to help out with this, then 
> it would be much appreciated.

And given I have already been asked twice what the best way to start 
this is, here goes a wiki page to collect ideas on this:


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