[Distutils] EasyInstall: installing non-distutil packages

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Mon May 30 03:02:06 CEST 2005

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 05:17 PM 5/29/2005 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
>> Looking at some of the packages I'm interested in, there's a couple ones
>> that don't use distutils.  Of course, fixing this is best, but I'm
>> wondering if those can be installed as well.  Typically you can install
>> these packages just by copying them into place.
> Hm.  They're going to get a 0.0.0 version number.  :(  

Eh, crappy metadata is inevitable, and it's an incentive to create a 
proper distutil script.  Having something that works, even if 
sub-optimal, is good enough for me.

Ian Bicking  /  ianb at colorstudy.com  / http://blog.ianbicking.org

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