[Distutils] Recent upgrade uses security restrictions?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Nov 22 16:38:49 CET 2005

At 01:55 PM 11/16/2005 -0800, Ben Bangert wrote:
>Is this a new restriction that kicked in?

No, the restriction has been in effect for many months now.  It would 
appear, however, that the setup script you're using is using an egg 
containing a C library or some other file that needs to be extracted to a 
temporary location, and that's what's tripping it.  That's an interaction I 
didn't think about, so I'll take a look at the sandbox code and see if I 
can make it so that egg resource extraction doesn't trigger sandboxing 
exceptions.  In the meantime, this can be worked around by ensuring that 
any packages this setup script is using are installed unzipped, or 
alternately that the needed libraries or files are extracted beforehand.

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