[Distutils] [Bulk] Re: setuptools updated in CVS

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Aug 10 20:59:12 CEST 2005

At 01:03 PM 8/10/2005 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
>Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>At 09:41 PM 8/9/2005 +0200, Vincenzo Di Massa wrote:
>>>I just checked out the new version but...
>>>hawk at hawk:~/tmp/setuptools/python-setuptools-0.6a1$ python ez_setup.py 
>>>-d ../tmp graph
>>Okay, I figured out why I can't reproduce this; when working from the CVS 
>>version you need to use "setup.py develop" or "setup.py install" or even 
>>"setup.py egg_info" or "setup.py test" in order to *build& setuptools 
>>before attempting to use it. Otherwise you don't have a PKG-INFO file, 
>>and thus don't have a valid egg yet.
>>I'll have to update the documentation to reflect that necessary step.
>Wouldn't it be better to detect that PKG-INFO is missing, and give an 
>error that suggests the package has not been properly build with egg_info?

It's actually there, but it's using AttributeError currently; I'll change 
it to a ValueError so it doesn't get masked.

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