[arch-dev-public] Python packaging policy

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 11:33:30 EST 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 6:34 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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:
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Python_Packaging_Policy

I wish I had something to help here. Do you have anything in mind as
to how we will actually deal with pyc files on an upgrade (i.e. 2.5 to
2.6) ?

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