[Distutils] easy_install --always-copy and setup.py develop

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Thu Oct 19 00:19:03 CEST 2006

Anything on this one too?

Ian Bicking wrote:
> I have a package (PasteDeploy) installed with "python setup.py develop", 
> at version 0.9.7dev-r5544.  There's a released version 0.9.6.  When I do 
> "easy_install --always-copy --install-dir /some/dir 
> SomePackageThatRequiresPasteDeploy" it gives me errors like error:
> Could not find suitable distribution for 
> Requirement.parse('PasteDeploy==0.9.7dev-r5544') (--always-copy skips 
> system and development eggs)
> There is no requirement like that, it seems to be coming up with that 
> version specifier on its own.  If I try to install PasteDeploy 
> specifically it works fine.  If I remove that egg-link from develop it 
> works fine.
> (Note: my end goal is to create a bundle of all the eggs that an app 
> needs to run)

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