Packaging of Python Programs (was Re: PISI 0.4 released)

Adolph J. Vogel ajvogel at
Wed Aug 19 11:47:44 CEST 2009

> *** Should we really install a Python application as a site-package?? ***
> Setuptools (and whatever similar stuff is out there for Python packaging)
> is a very good tool to assemble and distribute Python site-packages (so to
> say Python libraries) - stuff, that extends Python by some additional
> functionality. A program, however, does not extend the functionaility of
> the language - it is just an application itself.

I agree, installing applications in site-packages just feels *wrong*. That 
being said, A number of applications still do it. :(

Im not sure, but perhaps setuptools, can be told to install to an alternative 


More information about the community mailing list