[Distutils] easy_install problem.

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Sat Dec 3 21:21:49 CET 2005

On Sat, 3 Dec 2005, Titus Brown wrote:
> -> 1). ez_setup.py is just the bootstrap script.  Run it once, throw it away.
> Humm, I remember reading somewhere that it needed to be included.  Can't
> find that any more, so it was probably a misunderstanding -- good to
> know!

It should be included by module distributors in their module source as a
bootstrap, yes.

But if you're just installing something, you can throw it away (unless,
ATM at least, you're on Windows).

> the package name is, in fact, "zope.testbrowser" ;).  So that *is* the
> PyPi name:
> 	http://www.python.org/pypi/zope.testbrowser/
> Perhaps PyPi should reject '.' in names, or is this something that will
> be changed in the future in easy_install?

Oops, right you are.

ZopeTestbrowser is, it seems, the standalone version of zope.testbrowser,
which is why my command worked.


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