[Distutils] easy_install - some thoughts

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 21:41:14 CEST 2005

On 7/12/05, Kevin Dangoor <dangoor at gmail.com> wrote:

> easy_install -U setuptools
> is the easiest way to upgrade. And, once you have the new version, you
> will be able to do python -m easy_install -U setuptools to keep up to
> date.

That conflicts with a bdist_wininst installation. Shouldn't be too
hard to sort out, but there's a little bit of a chicken and egg issue
here :-)

Actually, ez_setup.py works fine on Windows - so that may well be a
better option for Windows users with network access.

However, if setuptools is installed as an egg, python -m easy_install
doesn't work (and putting the egg on PYTHONPATH, or even renaming it
as .zip didn't help - this may be a bug in Python's -m support...)


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