[Twisted-Python] Up to date Debian packages

Johann Borck johann.borck at densedata.com
Sun Jan 8 16:21:58 EST 2006

James Walker wrote:

> On 1/8/06 12:40 AM, Johann Borck wrote:
>> Brendan Simon wrote:
>>> I'm running Debian Sarge (ie. stable release).  The default
>>> installation of python-twisted is 1.3.0-8.  I would like the latest
>>> version, preferable 2.1.0.
>>> From the twisted web pages, I was lead to believe that the following
>>> site has the latest Debian snapshots, release-candidates and releases,
>>> but the latest version I could find there was 1.2.0+1.3.0-1 (whatever
>>> that means).
>>>    http://twisted.sourceforge.net/debian
>>> I've also checked http://backports.org/ but nobody has backported the
>>> Sid version to Sarge.  I don't even know what the Sid version is as
>>> the Debian packages page is not working at the moment.
>>> Is there an easy way to get precompiled versions of Twisted for Debian
>>> Sarge?
>> Hi, Brendan,
>> sorry, but this question is cute somehow - twisted is python - there's
>> nothing to compile  - if you need *.deb sooo much, the latest version in
>> unstable is 2.0.1-something, but it just can't be easier than
>> downloading the latest 2.1 tarball and just setting the
>> PYTHONPATH=/path/to/twisted, i don't know exactly, but i think even the
>> distutils ie. python setup.py install from the base dir should work,
>> another possible way is to copy the /twisted dir into the site-packages
>> one of your python installation manually. Please, do that, there's no
>> need for debs, really !! :)
> I'm new here, and don't want to offend anybody .. but I too use debian
> stable on my servers and would like to see some up to date debs for
> twisted. Having .debs is not about ease of installation. Yes, twisted
> (and most python apps) are dead easy to install. The point of having
> debs is about maintenance. If twisted (or any other application /
> library you use) is not using your package management system, then the
> onus is on you to check that vendor for updates and installing them by
> hand. If you've ever tried to maintain any reasonable number of
> production systems this is a real hassle.
> My $0.02 (CAD even) ... and a +1 for twisted .debs :P

Yes, good point, agreed and everything, i appreciate people using
twisted on production systems! The more, the better! Spread it! Great!

regards, Johann

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