On 3/30/09 4:04 PM, Jim Fulton wrote:
> On Mar 29, 2009, at 4:10 PM, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> ...
>> You can compare this with dpkg and apt on Debian and Ubuntu systems:
>> dpkg is the lower level install that installs one or more packages. It
>> only checks if the packages you install break any package conflicts
>> and if their dependencies are met. It is simpler than easy_install: it
>> will not look for or download packages itself. Python does not have a
>> such a low level tool
> Yes it does, the setup install command.

That's not quite the same. If you give someone a .egg, .zip or a .tar.gz 
file they can't install it with a single command. For an egg you will 
need easy_install, for the other two it is a two step process of 
unpacking and calling setup.py.


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