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Re: [alpine-devel] Python 3 in Alpine 3.5

From: Bartłomiej Piotrowski <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 19:17:38 +0200

On 2016-06-03 16:14, Jiri Horner wrote:
> Have you considered integrating pip with apk? Like `apk add py-foo`
> would invoke pip to install `foo` for you and manage upgrades too. I was
> using simple script that did something similar, so I don't need to
> switch between apk and pip and it was quite comfortable.

That would be excellent idea, but apk-tools being written in C is rather
unhappy place for such task. As far as I know, one of the design goals
of packaging system Alpine is simplicity as in KISS, and apk<->pip
translation definitely counts as magic.


Received on Mon Jun 06 2016 - 19:17:38 UTC