Python Packaging Progress Reports

34 thoughts
last posted March 14, 2014, 12:49 a.m.

5 earlier thoughts


Closely related are the current discussions regarding the apparently circular instructions for getting pip and virtualenv installed onto a system (where the recommended solution for getting pip is to use a virtualenv created virtual environment, which always includes pip, while the recommended solution for getting virtualenv is to install it using pip).

You can break the cycle with, but that gets you into the situation where you're in direct conflict with the system package manager on Linux, so its a poor solution to recommend to beginners (while using pip to install into the system site-packages on Linux can be useful if you know what you're doing, it can also get your system into a bad state if you make a mistake).

28 later thoughts