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

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Oct 24 20:50:34 CEST 2006

At 09:36 PM 10/9/2006 -0500, 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.

--always-copy currently tries to copy every distribution that was used to 
resolve dependencies for the explicitly requested installation target.

I don't know of any way to fix this right off; unless somebody else has an 
idea it'll have to be left alone for now.  :(

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