The Mercurial plugin for Setuptools available here:
will render setuptool unusable outside of a Mercurial repository.
Here is a patch to solve the problem:
and a patched release:
http://ygingras.net/files/hg.setuptools-0.1.1.tar.gz http://ygingras.net/files/hg.setuptools-0.1.1.zip http://ygingras.net/files/hg.setuptools-0.1.1-py2.4.egg http://ygingras.net/files/hg.setuptools-0.1.1-py2.5.egg
I submitted the patch to the maintainer but I'm still without news from him. I hope this will help anyone who wants to use the plugin before an official bugfix release is out.