[Distutils] Distutils has no module named util, or is it a package problem?

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Fri Nov 11 00:29:59 CET 2005

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 05:17 PM 11/10/2005 -0600, Ian Bicking wrote:
>> Or maybe just because it is a namespace package, and I don't 
>> understand how they work.  Well, I do understand that they cause me 
>> constant problems, and it seems like namespace packages that aren't 
>> installed multi-version are highly problematic.
> I personally try to never import a package from within the package's 
> setup script.  It's way too likely to have weird results, even without 
> namespace packages being involved.
> However, if you want to make the package being installed become part of 
> the appropriate namespace package(s), you can use:
>     pkg_resources.fixup_namespace_packages(source_dir)
> in order to tell pkg_resources that source_dir may contain package 
> snippets relevant to already-declared namespace packages.  See 
> pkg_resources.txt for details.

I added paste/util to sys.path, and just run "import finddata", and that 
works fine.  It's expedient and doesn't depend on anything too fancy at 
the module-level.

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

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