Do Python libraries need a ersion number?
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri Dec 15 08:22:13 UTC 2017
Suppose a distro packages our stuff and it gets installed on a system. Python executables go into /usr/bin/ and libraries go into /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ntp/
So far so good.
Now what happens if a developer does a site install. (Is that the right term?)
Libraries get installed in /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ntp/ and a .pth file gets setup to access them. The new libraries will get used by the system-installed executables.
Should we be using "ntp-1.0" rather than "ntp"?
There is another possibility. We could patch the executables at install time to fixup sys.path to look where we install the libraries.
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