[Distutils] warning about old files when installing a package

Anthony Baxter anthony at interlink.com.au
Mon Aug 23 18:49:35 CEST 2004

I was recently hunting down a bug that ended up being caused
by a change in packaging, like so:



I upgraded with a 'setup.py install' - this installed the new
code, but didn't remove the old module. This caused brokenness,
because inside nevow, 'import formless' got the old code.
I don't think we want to be destroying files that are also in
the newly-installed package's directory, but I _do_ think we
should at least warn about them. If this seems like a good
idea, I'll whip up a patch. Any other opinions?

Anthony Baxter     <anthony at interlink.com.au>
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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