[Distutils] easy_install problem.

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Dec 3 21:21:20 CET 2005

At 08:21 PM 12/3/2005 +0000, John J Lee wrote:
>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.

Specifically, if they're doing the "from ez_setup import use_setuptools" 
bootstrap.  Also, they don't have to distribute ez_setup.py for that; they 
can use the ez_setup svn:externals property described in the docs, so that 
their checkouts always track the current latest "stable" release of setuptools.

(I put "stable" in quotes because of course everything's still alpha.  But 
more stable than whatever's the latest trunk version in the sandbox.)

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