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Re: Removing old python packages installed with pip




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On Sat, Dec 02, 2017 at 09:27:43AM -0600, David Wright wrote:
> On Fri 01 Dec 2017 at 12:42:35 (-0300), Eike Lantzsch wrote:

[...]

> > If you mix two different package installers the consequence is that one does 
> > not know about the other [...]

> My understanding of "Frankendebian" is a system that mixes *Debian*
> versions [...]

Agreed, I also think that Eike's cautionary note is based on a
misinterpretation of what a Frankendebian is. Debian packagers
go out of their way to work well with locally installed software
(if you look at the packaging guidelines for big package groups,
like Debian Perl, you'll see that).

That said, extra care *is* needed when installing software outside
the distribution's package manager. That is, I think, obvious.

Even with a classical Frankendebian, I've made good experiences
(typically stable + unstable). But you've to expect difficulties
(in my case it was aptitude's more advanced, and thus complex
dependency resolver maneuvering itself into a more and more
impenetrable thicket or downright giving up). Do plan in extra
care and be prepared to learn. But there's no reason to be
afraid of that, either.

Cheers
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