[Distutils] egg_info needs to hit the net?

Kevin Dangoor dangoor at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 03:20:40 CEST 2005

On 10/16/05, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 07:56 PM 10/16/2005 -0400, Kevin Dangoor wrote:
> >TurboGears quickstart now does an "egg_info" on the newly-created
> >project. Someone just reported that he got a "Connection Refused"
> >exception and was reasonably wondering why it needed to hit the net in
> >order to start a new project.
> It's not egg_info that's the problem.  The issue is running a setup.py that
> has a 'setup_requires' argument.  If the required thing isn't installed,
> then setup.py goes looking for it.  It just so happens in this case that
> 'egg_info' is the command, but you could've run 'setup.py --help' and the
> same thing would happen.  You should make sure that tg-admin quickstart
> installs any setup_requires targets that are in the quickstart template, or
> else this will happen with every new project.

I believe TurboGears itself has the same setup_requires. Wouldn't
installing TurboGears itself get you the required package?


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