BTW: There is a bug in the Python 2.1 release version of Distutils: '1.0.2pre' isn't a valid version number by distutils' own standards. This was of course _my_ fault.
I don't think this really matters; the setup.py containing the 1.0.2pre version isn't inside the Python 2.1 source tree at all,
Not the setup.py, but distutils__init__.py is:
The main package for the Python Module Distribtion Utilities. Normally used from a setup script as
from distutils.core import setup
setup (...) """
__revision__ = "$Id: __init__.py,v 1.19 2001/03/16 21:00:18 theller Exp $"
__version__ = "1.0.2pre"
C:\work\chip_test>c:\python21\python.exe Python 2.1 (#15, Apr 16 2001, 18:25:49) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
import distutils distutils.__version__