[Distutils] setuptools weird install issue
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Jul 25 16:45:49 CEST 2005
At 10:34 PM 7/24/2005 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
>So, I just got an updated version of setuptools (running behind due to SF
>anon CVS stupidness). Now it's like setuptools isn't using itself...
Make sure that you get rid of your old setuptools.egg-info directory,
because I just added one to CVS, and it *must* get checked out or
setuptools won't run.
The issue is that setuptools now uses "entry points" to discover its own
commands. That means it has to have an entry_points.txt file in the
.egg-info directory in order to run. But, if you have a local,
non-CVS-controlled copy of setuptools.egg-info (or you update without
using -d) CVS won't check out the entry_points.txt file.
rm -rf setuptools.egg-info
cvs upd -d
This should get you the entry_points.txt file, and it should work again.
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