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Re: virtualenv (was: Python talks at DebConf)

Hi Piotr,

On Sat, 08.05.2010 at 14:33:39 +0200, Piotr O??arowski <piotr@debian.org> wrote:
> [Toni Mueller, 2010-05-08]
> > On Sat, 08.05.2010 at 10:55:40 +0200, Piotr O??arowski <piotr@debian.org> wrote:
> > > [anatoly techtonik, 2010-05-08]
> > > > Why not use virtualenv for Packaging applications?
> > > 
> > > Every single DD understands that shipping two copies of the same file is
> > > one too many.
> > 
> > actually, I don't.
> you want to use virtualenv in Debian packages? Seriously? Let me know
> when you plan to tell that to security team, I'll prapare some
> popcorn... ;-)

no, I don't want to use it in Debian packages, but need to use it when
I cannot use Debian packages, which is very often the case.

But it *will* lead to having more than one instance of a given file on
the system, eg. one copy of setuptools per virtualenv.

> > Virtualenv has been a life-saver for me more than once,
> Virtualenv is great and I wish every admin would use it instead of
> messing in /usr, agreed.

Me too.

Kind regards,

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