[Distutils] 0.6a6 in CVS (was Re: egg_info needs to hit the net?)

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Oct 17 04:48:12 CEST 2005

At 10:17 PM 10/16/2005 -0400, Kevin Dangoor wrote:
>On 10/16/05, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> > setup_requires never causes anything to be *installed* on the target
> > system.  It's just downloaded to the project directory so the setup script
> > can use it.  It sounds like you need to also list it in TurboGears'
> > "install_requires" in this case.  Then it'll be installed on the system,
> > and new projects won't need to download it.
>That explains a lot. Thanks!

No problem.  I've added a note about this to the docs in CVS now.

By the way, I've also just checked in 0.6a6, which I think should be able 
to handle all the custom Unix install stuff you can throw at it.  It's a 
major update to the installation instructions, and a 'virtual-python' 
script based on Ian's contribution is included.  And of course there are 
various bugfixes, etc.  I'd appreciate it if you could take it for a spin 
on a few platforms before I release it, since TurboGears users seem to be 
my biggest group of "customers" at the moment, especially for non-root Unix 

And of course, I'd love to get feedback from anybody else, not just Kevin.  :)

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