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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Gentoo ebuild done

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Gentoo ebuild done
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 14:23:34 +0200
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On Fri, Jul 21, 2006 at 09:54:37AM -0700, David Grant wrote:

> I think you hit the nail on the head on all points except that I
> thought distutils could install files to other locations as well like
> /usr/share/doc/<packagename> and /usr/share/<packagename>. You might
> be right, maybe distutils can't. In which case a gentoo ebuild calls
> 'python install' and then installs docs and images, etc..
> manually. In that case, the ebuild doesn't become much simpler...
> which would explain why many large python applications don't use
> distutils as well...  which is fine too..
That's why I thought they weren't suitable for our purpose.

> Yes, that's right. Often gentoo ebuild writers will just change the
> version number of the ebuild filename (a version bump) and see if it
> works. If it doesn't then they look to see what changed...
Oh, I'd say that's a valid first-try approach !

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