Do Python libraries need a ersion number?
Eric S. Raymond
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Fri Dec 15 09:02:47 UTC 2017
Hal Murray via devel <devel at ntpsec.org>:
> 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"?
If you look in the library Python directories you will see that this is not
done. It would make writing imports a problem, as "ntp-1.0" is not parsed as
a single token in Python.
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