distutils/core.py contains this code, in the setup() function:
# And finally, run all the commands found on the command line.
raise SystemExit, "interrupted"
except (IOError, os.error), exc:
error = grok_environment_error(exc)
sys.stderr.write(error + "\n")
raise SystemExit, error
raise SystemExit, "error: " + str(msg)
In my case, I have a custom "test" command in my setup script, which
imports test scripts from a unittests directory. As it goes, the
importing of one of the script fails with an OSError. This is my fault,
of course, but it seems distutils tries all to hide the error from the
On Windows, the output of the setup script is:
error: Das angegebene Modul wurde nicht gefunden
and on Linux, even worse:
I've tried to find out what's wrong, and eventually found the
DISTUTILS_DEBUG environment variable. When this is set, the full
traceback is printed (among a lot of other output).
IMO this behaviour is not helpful, and the DISTUTILS_DEBUG variable is
In which way should this be changed?