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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Installation

From: David Grant
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Installation
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 21:54:13 -0500
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Ian Haywood wrote:

On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 12:53:39 -0500
David Grant <address@hidden> wrote:
no one has yet explained to my fully why distutils cannot be used for the server and client.

The reason why gnumed installation is so crazy is all the dependencies.
Looking at the distutils docs, it doesn't do anything for dependencies, and 
it's designed
for library modules (like wxPython) not end-user apps like GNUMed.

For Gentoo, (and BSD) all we need is a tarball with an script that 
everything into place and runs py_compile. IMHO this is easier than trying to 
distutils to our purposes.
Gentoo and Debian handle dependancies. Distutils is not meant for handling dependancies anyways. RPM distributions generally don't (as least not nicely), unless you have apt-rpm or urpmi.

David J. Grant
M.A.Sc. Candidate in Electrical Engineering
a-Si and Integrated Circuits Lab
University of Waterloo
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