[Distutils] [Distribute] Distribute release preview - testers needed
ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 17:34:07 CEST 2009
Just a quick note, if you are scared to try :), and since I didn't
document this yet
The original setuptools egg is renamed in an .OLD.TIMESTAMP file
in your sys.prefix/site-packages directory, so to get back to a normal state,
all you have to do is to replace the fake egg with the original one.
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Tarek Ziadé<ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've uploaded a "preview" of the distribution in the repository
> website. That's not the official release but I've added there so
> people can help me debug it
> before it gets out for real ;)
> There's a script called "new_ez_setup.py" you can download and use to
> install Distribute :
> It's not called ez_setup.py because there's a bug in bickbucket not
> allowing me to override the old ez_setup.py file we've uploaded a
> while ago (the old content
> keeps showing up if the new file is called ez_setup.py, looks like a
> cache issue)
> Anyways, the process is :
> $ wget http://bitbucket.org/tarek/distribute/downloads/new_ez_setup.py
> $ python new_ez_setup.py
> What happens is :
> - if the setuptools distribution is detected, it's replaced with a
> fake 0.6c9 egg
> - Distribute then installs its own egg containing its setuptools
> package + pkg_resources.py module.
> In theory all programs that use setuptools will continue to work
> without any problem at this point,
> In practice I need to do a lot of tests to see how it works when
> there's other setuptools versions installed
> with -m. There's some work to do too on zc.buildout side to see how it behaves.
> I have started to write functional tests for this script but it's not
> easy to test it under all environements.
> but at this stage any help is already welcome !
> my updated list of tasks :
> - more tests
> - working on zc.buildout side
> - documenting the install process, what is does, and how to remove it,
> In any case, there are good chances at this stage that some bugs will occur;
> if you do find a bug, please add an issue in the tracker, with
> "ez_setup" in the title
> with all the details about your environment.
> Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org
Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org
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