Interested in Participating
aaron.bentley at utoronto.ca
Wed Oct 4 01:30:20 BST 2006
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Richard Wilbur wrote:
> I had version 0.8 installed as that was the most recent available in
> Synaptic for the Dapper repositories. Since the latest development is
> so much newer, I wiped out the old installed version and installed from
> the downloaded development tree. I am interested in the new
> documentation for my development environment. I also wanted to avoid
> creating the development tree with any bugs or quirks apparent in
> earlier versions.
I understand, but of course the latest release is a safer choice, and
quite up-to-date. There's an apt repository for releases here:
>> Actually, I use the downloaded copy as my bzr executable directly:
>> $ ln -s ~/bzr/bzr.dev/bzr ~/bin/bzr
> I'm curious: why do you use the bzr/bzr.dev copy in place instead of
> installing it? Is it because there is no uninstall option for setup.py
> and you want to run a recent release without a lot of hassle?
It makes it very easy to stay up to date, it has no impact on other
accounts, and it's very easy to change the symlink if I like. This how
I typically install Python programs that I develop, so that I can use
changes I've made immediately.
I'm also not a big fan of setup.py or EasyInstall. A system can't have
two package managers. I'd much rather have apt handle the system, and
keep everything else in my home directory.
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