At 06:31 PM 1/3/2008 -0600, Ian Bicking wrote:
Jeff Hammel and myself were going over a problem with -f seemingly being ignored in easy_install, and it took us a while to realize that you have to do something like "easy_install -f 'url1 url2 ...'", and you can't do "easy_install -f url1 -f url2".
It's literally been years that I've been unaware of this, and confused by the results. I think easy_install should give an error if you provide multiple -f's (or make it work if you do so).
easy_install inherits this issue from the distutils -- i.e., it uses distutils argument parsing, which doesn't support this. It's a bit of a hack that it supports positional arguments at all. :(
In some alternate universe in which I have the funding (and therefore time) to actually work on setuptools 0.7 and "nest", this and many other issues would certainly be fixable.