[Distutils] svn tagging setuptools command

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Mon Aug 29 19:01:34 CEST 2005

Ian Bicking wrote:
> Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>>If packages listed in setup_requires had extra commands loaded, that 
>>>would work fine.
>>Personally, I think the simple way to deal with this is to package 
>>distutils extensions as  separate packages; e.g. SQLObjectSetup or some 
> Is there a way to force packages to be installed multiversion (from the 
> package metadata itself)?  I'm fine putting it in a seperate package, 
> but I don't want to require people to install that package in a special 
> way -- especially since it's kind of hard to do with easy_install 
> anyway, when a requirement is installed implicitly.  Maybe something in 
> setup.cfg will do it?

Though I'll note this is also somewhat awkward -- for instance, looking 
at buildtools,I think some of those commands should be globally 
installed, and some shouldn't.  But changing that means refactoring the 
commands into two distributions; inter-distribution refactoring feels 
very heavy to me, especially for something I'd consider a UI adjustment.

Ian Bicking  /  ianb at colorstudy.com  /  http://blog.ianbicking.org

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