[Distutils] setuptools 0.6a10/a9 conflict
ianb at colorstudy.com
Tue Feb 14 23:59:20 CET 2006
I just installed setuptools 0.6a10 on a host, and that host had a copy
of 0.6a9 in site-packages. 0.6a10 got installed into a different
directory that had been set up like the Administrator Install
instructions (that is, add the directory to the path in sitecustomize).
The site-packages (0.6a9) version had a setuptools.pth file pointing
to it (in site-packages itself). The new 0.6a10 also had a
setuptools.pth file, but in a later path.
After that, when I ran easy_install it imported from the 0.6a9
pkg_resources module, not the 0.6a10 version. Once I deleted the old
versions it worked again. Presumably it should have given a version
error (or just magically worked correctly); it shouldn't have imported
from the wrong version.
Not sure if setuptools should have caught that, or what. Anyway, data
Ian Bicking / ianb at colorstudy.com / http://blog.ianbicking.org
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