[Distutils] Finding dependencies and Limiting download

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Mar 15 17:38:45 CET 2006

At 10:31 AM 3/15/2006 -0600, Ian Bicking wrote:
>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.

How so?

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