[Distutils] problem finding an entry point

Kevin Dangoor dangoor at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 21:26:06 CEST 2006

We've got a custom packaging setup that I'm trying to integrate a Nose
plugin into. I'm using a single-version-externally-managed setup. Our
packaging setup uses symlinks to link from a package area on disk to
/usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages. Running "python" from the
command line shows the libraries coming from the package area, not

For some reason, if I explicitly set my PYTHONPATH environment
variable to include the /usr/local... directory it can find my plugin.
If I don't set it, it can't find the plugin. (pkg_resources.require()
can find my package and is able to confirm that the entry point is

While I have things working with the PYTHONPATH, I'd like to not have
that requirement... any ideas what might keep this from working


Kevin Dangoor
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