[Distutils] easy_install - some thoughts

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Jul 13 00:15:01 CEST 2005


At 08:41 PM 7/12/2005 +0100, Paul Moore wrote:
>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...)

Darnit.  I forgot about this issue.  You can't run a script-in-a-zip with 
'python -m', which means that I need to make setuptools itself be "not zip 
safe".  Which sucks, since I'd like it to be a poster child for zip safety, 
but oh well.



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