[Catalog-sig] [Announce] Distutils Catalog Prototype

Amos Latteier amos@digicool.com
Mon, 26 Feb 2001 17:46:10 -0800

Robin Dunn wrote:

> I don't have time to debug it right now (maybe later) but if you try to load
> this file:
>     http://download.sourceforge.net/pybsddb/bsddb3-3.0b3.tar.gz

OK, the problem is that I don't have berkeley db installed on my server.
Therefor setup.py chokes with 

  Can't find a local db3 installation.

This keeps distutils.core.run_setup from being able to extract the
meta-data from the archive.

This is yet another reason that we need distutils to write meta-data to
a file when building an archive. Extracting meta-data by running
setup.py may fail for many reasons.


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