[Distutils] namespace_packages

Charlie Moad cwmoad at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 17:44:17 CET 2006

I tried the "." and I keep getting:

error in basemap setup command: Distribution contains no modules or
packages for namespace package 'matplotlib.toolkits'

On 1/18/06, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 01:35 PM 01/18/2006 -0500, Charlie Moad wrote:
> >Following the instruction for setuptools, I am trying to make
> >matplotlib and basemap (a mpl toolkit) share the namespace
> >"matplotlib/toolkits".  I can build and install the eggs no problems.
> >"matplotlib/toolkits" is in both's "EGG-INFO/namespace_packages.txt"
> It should be matplotlib.toolkits, not matplotlib/toolkits.
> >files.  I have added __init__.py files with
> >"__import__('pkg_resources').declare_namespace(__name__)" in both the
> >mpl and basemap matplotlib/toolkits folders.  Basically I have done a
> >ton of playing around and "from matplotlib.toolkits import basemap"
> >will not work.  It is always limited to the scope of the matplotlib
> >egg which it is hitting first.
> Did you run "setup.py develop" or "setup.py install" in both projects?
> >   Are the docs not reflective of the
> >0.6a9 release?  Any help is greatly appreciated.
> AFAIK, the docs are correct.  If you can point me to the source code for
> your packages I can take a look at them.

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