Problems with pip install gpg

Peter Lebbing peter at
Thu Dec 22 14:14:23 CET 2016

On 22/12/16 12:07, Werner Koch wrote:
> What I don't understand is why a _developer_ has problems to do the
> usual

At the start of the topic, Bjarni wrote:

> Generally, mature python libraries take care to either include
> logic to build their C dependencies as part of pip install, or
> the packager provides binaries (or both).

If this is what a Python dev is accustomed to and expects, doesn't it
make sense for the gpg module to do this as well?

"pip" and a distro package manager solve similar problems (unfortunately
also running into eachother that way). A distro package manager would
download and install a library dependency as well, not error out to the
user to compile a library from source.

I presume the right thing for "pip" to do would be to use an already
installed library if it can, or automatically install the needed
version. The state of the computer at the end would be the same as when
the user downloaded and compiled the library manually, only it was done
for them automatically.

My 2 cents,


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