[Distutils] workingenv: always installs setuptools?

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Mon Dec 18 00:56:22 CET 2006

Jean Jordaan wrote:
> Hi there
> In install_setuptools I read: "(only called if setuptools is not
> installed on the system)".
> However, the only call to install_setuptools is unconditional, and it
> wants to install a local copy of setuptools although I have it
> installed. Which is wrong, the docstring or the code?

Probably the docstring, as I found the conditional installation of 
setuptools problematic and specifically removed it (setuptools is always 
installed); I guess I forgot to update the docstring at the same time.

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

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