[Distutils] Finding dependencies and Limiting download

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Wed Mar 15 17:31:42 CET 2006

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> That's because you're using 'install' rather than 'bdist_rpm'.  If for some 
> reason you can't use bdist_rpm, you should use the 
> --single-version-externally-managed option to the 'install' command, which 
> tells easy_install that you're building a system package, so it won't try 
> to do dependencies and it won't build an egg file or directory.  Instead, 
> it will install packages in the "traditional" way, with the addition of a 
> .egg-info/ directory that contains the package's metadata so it will still 
> work correctly at runtime.

One thing that came up is that --single-version-... doesn't seem to work 
with Paste's namespace packages.

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

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