Support for bdist installations #30

vbabiy opened this Issue Mar 15, 2011 · 6 comments


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vbabiy commented Mar 15, 2011

Egg's stink. But installing from binaries is important; not everybody wants to install a compiler and a zillion dependencies just to use some python package. Distutils already supports a bdist format; could pip support installation from that?


I have use for this as well. Are there any reasons why it's not supported?

I've stumbled across a use for this as well.

dsully commented May 7, 2012


This would be a major improvement to pip IMHO.

qwcode commented Oct 2, 2012

there is an effort to add support for the new "wheel" binary format


wheel docs:

qwcode commented Feb 26, 2013

wheel is the direction we're headed: #817

@qwcode qwcode closed this Feb 26, 2013
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