On Friday, January 22, 2016 01:47:28 PM Fred Drake wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 1:41 PM, Scott Kitterman <deb...@kitterman.com> 
> > For Debian it's bad because we don't ship the .pyc files in the package
> > they are managed locally by the installed python system.  They are also
> > unnecessary because setuptools/pip/python is smart enough to relate .pyc
> > files to their .py files without them being listed.
> The .pyc files aren't shipped in the .deb, or they aren't installed
> when the .deb is installed?

They aren't shipped in the .deb, so the list of files shipped in the .deb 
shouldn't include them.

> If they're installed, I think they should be listed.  If not installed
> when the package is installed, then they definitely shouldn't be
> listed.

No  I don't think they should be.  There's no need for that and it may change.  
Then you have a maintenance nightmare.  Currently we have both python3.4 and 
python3.5 as supported versions so as part of installation *.cpython-34.pyc 
and *.cpython-35.pyc are generated on the local file system.  As the python3 
versions change, those will change and Python knows how to deal with that as 
long as the .py files are present.

Scott K

> > Part of the goal here is to make sure that regardless of the installation
> > method, there's a list of files that were installed.  Since Debian
> > packages
> > don't install the .pyc files, listing them is wrong.
> I agree that listing them if they aren't installed is wrong.
>   -Fred

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