[Distutils] sandbox trying to run things before they're installed...again?
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Mar 7 20:55:05 CET 2006
At 11:36 AM 3/7/2006 -0800, Ben Bangert wrote:
>I think I had this problem earlier, and it went away, but now its
>back for some reason. Several users have reported it to me as well.
>Apparently the sandbox testing runs, and tries to import a package
>that wasn't installed yet. Is there anyway to make it actually
>install dependencies *before* doing its sandbox stuff?
No; the setup script has to be run in order to find out what the
Note that as a general rule, distutils setup scripts shouldn't import the
code they're trying to install. It tends to lead to problems on users'
machines that don't show up on the developer's machine.
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