18 Jun 2009 18 Jun '09
On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 10:26 AM, David Lyon firstname.lastname@example.org:
Here's a package installation error message that's just plain scary for the average user.
imho Distutils should have checks to stock packages requiring a C compiler from being uploaded. It isn't "right" to expect that from users. ie They should get the .pyd files.
That's not distutils fault, neither easy_install one.
"appscript" should provide a binary distribution for Windows (it does for Mac OS if you look at the pypi repo) Since it doesn't, easy_install grabs the source distro, which is the best behavior I can think of, then tries to compile it.
The error message is pretty explicit by the way
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