[IPython-dev] making pydb play nice; ipython release may imply pydb release

R. Bernstein rocky at panix.com
Sat Oct 7 10:39:41 CDT 2006


I don't know what easy_install is, but I'll look into when I get a
chance.

Begin perhaps a little bit of a rant: 

pydb still uses autotools because I couldn't figure out how to get
setup.py to work as flexibly. There was a query I made a while back in
comp.lang.python asking how one can use setup.py and have it
*uninstall*. 

This concept, uninstall, have been around for a decade or so in
autotools and it's not an unreasonable thing to want to do. I just
assumed any *newer* system would do it. Using one of the Perl's
install system, to add insult to injury I think they say "This feature
is unsupported and deprecated."  I guess we should be greatful that it
doesn't also complain that we are ugly too.

Ville M. Vainio writes:
 > On 10/7/06, R. Bernstein <rocky at panix.com> wrote:
 > 
 > > If it is the case that there is another release in 3-4 weeks and if
 > > it's also the case that it would include (what I hope are rather
 > > small) patches to allow pydb to be used, then it would probably be
 > > advantageous to have another pydb release about the same time.
 > 
 > Have you tried making devel version pydb easy_install:able by any
 > chance (as in "easy_install pydb==dev")? At some point (before the
 > release) we could have compatible development version of both pydb and
 > ipython for more widespread testing than what people on these lists
 > can provide...
 > 
 > -- 
 > Ville M. Vainio - vivainio.googlepages.com
 > blog=360.yahoo.com/villevainio - g[mail | talk]='vivainio'
 > 


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