[Distutils] easy_install question

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Apr 28 00:19:50 CEST 2006

At 05:09 PM 4/27/2006 -0400, Collin Winter wrote:
>I've been testing the latest release of my functional package[1] to
>see that it works with easy_install. When I do "easy_install
>functional", it shows that it looks at PyPI, can't find anything
>appropriate, then goes on to the project's website, eventually
>downloading and installing functional-Py-0.6.tar.gz.
>I imagine that easy_install is getting confused by the seven files
>listed on the PyPI page; there are two versions of the package -- one
>in C and one in pure Python -- with tarballs and eggs for each
>version. Is there any way that I can mark a particular file (in an
>easy_install-understandable way) as, "if you don't know what you need,
>download this"? Should I use the "Download URL" field for this?

The problem is that you've uploaded distributions for two different 
projects: one named "functional-C", and the other named 
"functional-Py".  Since neither one is "functional", EasyInstall keeps looking.

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