On Thursday, January 21, 2016 10:00:53 AM Donald Stufft wrote: > > On Jan 21, 2016, at 9:32 AM, Paul Tagliamonte <paul...@debian.org> wrote: > > > > Hey Donald! > > > > As far as using pip to do stuff system-wide, I wrote thoughts on > > http://notes.pault.ag/debian-python <http://notes.pault.ag/debian-python> > I just want to be clear, that I totally agree with this. The reason I want > to ensure we can enable this isn't because I think doing so is a great idea > and everyone should be doing it. People *are* doing it and we (pip) have to > be careful about what we make impossible to do because a possible result of > going too break happy is people just never upgrade and things start to > stagnate again. > > So for pip at the system level, my goal is try and push people away from it > as much as we can without flat out making it impossible *and* try to make > it as "safe" to do so as possible when people decide to do it anyways.
On Debian, if you try to remove an essential package (which would be really bad as a rule), the system won't stop you, but you get this: You are about to do something potentially harmful. To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!' ?] And you have to put in the entire phrase. If pip did something like that for system level installs, I doubt most of us would object to it anymore. Scott K
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